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Australian Bushrangers. Home. Edward (Ned) Kelly. Edward (Ned) Kelly (1855-1880), bushranger, was born in June 1855 at Beveridge, Victoria, the eldest son of John (Red) Kelly and his wife Ellen, née Quinn.

Edward (Ned) Kelly

His father was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1820 and sentenced in 1841 to seven years' transportation for stealing two pigs. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1842. Ned Kelly. Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November 1880)[1] was an Irish Australian bushranger.

Ned Kelly

Kelly's legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood.[2] A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan on 28 June 1880. Kelly, dressed in home-made plate metal armour and a helmet, was captured and sent to gaol. He was convicted of three counts of wilful murder[3] and hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in November 1880. Category:Bushrangers. NF - Bushrangers. Back Contact Home The Wild Colonial Boys: Australia’s Most Notorious Bushrangers (Paula Hunt) $4 PB GC (Ex lib) Glossy, full-colour depiction of Australia's most most notorious bushrangers.

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They robbed and stole and murdered when it suited them. They flouted the law and terrified the population. But who were these villains and what drove them to a life of crime? Edward Davis (bushranger) Edward Davis (1816–1841) was an Australia convict turned bushranger.

Edward Davis (bushranger)

His real name is not certain, but in April 1832 he was convicted under the name George Wilkinson for attempting to stead a wooden till and copper coins to the total value of 7 shillings. Sentenced to seven years transportation, he arrived in Sydney on the Camden in 1833 and was placed in the Hyde Park Barracks. Over the next few years he escaped four times: on 23 December 1833 from the Barracks, on 1 December 1835 from Penrith, on 10 January 1837 from the farmer he had been assigned to, and for a final time on 21 July 1838.[1] In the summer of 1839 he formed a bushranger gang of escaped convicts which roamed in New South Wales, from Maitland to the New England Highway, in the Hunter Region, and down to Brisbane Water near Gosford.[2] They had a main hideout at Pilcher's Mountain, near Dungog.

Edward Davis (bushranger) Edward Davis. Edward Davis (1816-1841), Jewish convict and bushranger, is said to have been born at Gravesend, England, but this is not certain and it is doubtful that his name was Davis.

Edward Davis

In April 1832 at the Old Bailey, under the name George Wilkinson, he was sentenced to transportation for seven years for having attempted to steal a wooden till, valued at 2s. and copper coins to the value of 5s. He arrived in Sydney in February 1833 in the Camden and was put to work at Hyde Park Barracks. He escaped on 23 December 1833, was caught and was sentenced to a further twelve months. The Bushranger Act. By 1830 there were so many bushrangers roaming around New South Wales that the government passed a special Act to make it easier to catch people who might be bush- rangers.

The Bushranger Act

The Act said: Anyone could arrest a person if he suspected him of being an escaped convict or bushranger. It was then up to the arrested per- son to prove that he was not an escaped convict. The Jew Boy Gang- Hunter Valley Bushrangers. Death of an old identity - The other day there died in the Scone Hospital, at the ripe age of 85 years, a man with a history, as far as his past is concerned.

The Jew Boy Gang- Hunter Valley Bushrangers

The name Warland at once strikes one as being familiar, for who does not know Warland's Range? The deceased, Edward Warland, first came to Turanville in 1838, fifty either years ago and was a brother of the late W. H. Warland, who came to the colony a few years earlier. The latter was the owner of Harben Vale.