The story of Ned Kelly, who fit an Australian folk heroism into his 25-year life between 1855-1880.
Ned Kelly, the eldest son of a family whose father was exiled from Ireland to Australia for stealing pigs in the 1880s, is the most important figure in Australian history. Kelly, who could not be caught for a long time and was bulletproof thanks to his armor made by hammering ploughshares, had a structure of taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
He was captured after his last bullet ran out after a bloody conflict that lasted three hours. After a 4-month trial in Glenrowan, he was executed for murder on November 11, 1880. He was loved so much that an attempt was made to postpone his sentence with a petition of 32 thousand people, which is a huge number even today, but it did not work.
Ned Kelly, the iron-masked bandit who died on the gallows at the age of 26, was declared a national hero in the modern era. Although there are portraits of the Australian Prime Minister in his room, his famous letter is also seen as a symbol of right and justice.
Ned Kelly is a wounded lion who rebelled against the fascist attitudes and oppressive attitudes of the police force and went to the mountain to eliminate injustice. Moreover, in a short time, he became a folk hero – while he was still alive – with his robin-hood attitude, sweet language and benevolent demeanor. He created not medieval armor, but the armor he forged for himself after he noticed by chance that iron stopped bullets.
In addition, not only he, but also his friends who fought shoulder to shoulder with him wore this armor during the conflict, giving the Victoria Police Force a difficult time. Yes, while Ned Kelly was a folk hero from the state of Victoria in Australia, he became a national hero thanks to his famous conflict and Whisper newspaper. He is one of the bandits whose rebellion is said to be based on justified reasons.
There is also a movie about Ned Kelly, it is a good movie. Details were also taken into consideration to take place in Ned Kelly’s hometown, Victoria.