Bizarre Tale of Death of Australia's Robin Hood

On June 28, 1880, the police thought they had finally caught the outlaw Ned Kelly. He was holed up at a hotel in the small town of Glenrowan, and though he had hostages, he was completely surrounded.


But Ned had one more trick up his sleeve, and though it wouldn't save him from the law, it let him go out with a bang.

Kelly had stolen a number of iron plowshares and had fashioned them into a makeshift suit of armor for his last stand.

In the early hours of the morning, shrouded in fog, Kelly crept from the hotel to flank the police, and, armed only with a pistol, emerged from the woods and began firing on them.

 

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