The son of an Irish convict, young Kelly frequently brushed with the law, becoming a fugitive in 1878. Relentless police pursuit culminated in a shootout at Glenrowan, in which he was captured and the rest of his gang were killed. Ned’s famous revolver is on display at the Gaol today.
Until he was hanged in 1880, the wounded Kelly spent his days in the Gaol while his mother was serving a sentence in the women’s wing.
Come face to face with Ned when you gaze upon his death mask at the Old Melbourne Gaol.
THE KELLY PROJECT
Members of the Kelly Project Team from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine will discuss their historical and scientific investigation into the skull believed to belong to Ned Kelly that was stolen from the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1978. This investigation established that the stolen skull did not belong to Ned Kelly and ultimately led to the identification of his skeletal remains found amongst the remains of other executed prisoners exhumed from the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1929. But whose skull was stolen was stolen from the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1978?
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NED KELLY TOURING ROUTE
Let the Kelly Story continue as you follow the Ned Kelly Touring Route across Victoria.