One of Australia's most notorious bushranger gangs, the Kelly gang comprised of Ned Kelly, his little brother Dan and their friends Joe Byrne and Steve Hart. Between October 1878 and June 1880 they were the most wanted men in the British Empire. Here we see them in oilskins and armour (minus helmets) as they were at Glenrowan for the infamous siege.
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In the 1800s Australia was home to a unique brand of outlaws called "bushrangers". Robbing travellers on the highways and also getting caught up in crimes ranging from arson to murder, bushrangers were a diverse collection of characters who often wore brightly coloured crimean shirts, moleskin trousers and cabbage tree hats creating a distinctive look.
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Joe Byrne was Ned Kelly's best friend and a member of the Kelly Gang. His knack for language was demonstrated in his ability to speak Cantonese and write song lyrics. He transcribed all of Ned's letters and was his most trusted ally. Unfortunately he was also an opium addict who turned on his childhood friend, murdering him in cold blood before dying himself at the siege of Glenrowan.
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Michael Howe is one of the most gruesome figures in bushranging history. Unafraid to turn on his accomplices for his own survival, he assumed leadership of John Whitehead's gang when he decapitated Whitehead after a gunfight. Eventually he was lured into a trap and killed for the bounty on his head.
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Steve Hart was a jockey and larrikin who threw away a respectable life to take up arms with his mate Dan Kelly as a bushranger. Aggressive and impulsive, Steve was effectively the gang's attack dog, helping Ned to persuade his victims into cooperating.
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Frederick Wordsworth Ward was a bushranger that operated under the name "Captain Thunderbolt" in the Uralla region of New South Wales. Accompanied by a range of offsiders including his wife Mary-Ann Bugg, he ruled the roads and became known as a gentleman bushranger. He held no truck with unnecessary violence or murder, turning away accomplices that had committed an act of either. He was eventually gunned down by a police constable as he drunkenly tried to cross a creek on foot.
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Bee and PuppyCat is an American animated web series created and written by Natasha Allegri for Cartoon Hangover; it’s about Bee (an unemployed woman in her twenties) and her strange, cat-dog hybrid, Puppycat. --- This design was inspired by the Bee and Puppycat series and it’s designers/illustrators. The idea is mine and was digitally created by me, but the character design and style belongs to Cartoon Hangover.
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Michael Howe is one of the most gruesome figures in bushranging history. Unafraid to turn on his accomplices for his own survival, he assumed leadership of John Whitehead's gang when he decapitated Whitehead after a gunfight.
Tags: bandit, criminal, australia, history, michael-howe
Ned Kelly is considered by many to be Australia's greatest folk hero. Some look at him as Australia's answer to Robin Hood while others considered him a psychopathic thug. Kelly was a bushranger who operated in Victoria and New South Wales in the late 1870s before fighting the police in home-made armour in 1880. He was hanged in Old Melbourne Gaol.
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One of Australia's most prolific outlaws, Ben Hall, committed hundreds of offenses from robberies to holding up entire towns in the span of three years. He was the most wanted man in the British Empire until he was gunned down by police in 1865.
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