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Ah Well
01-09-2011, 10:19 AM
The headless remains of Australia’s most infamous criminal Ned Kelly have been identified, ending a decades-long mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the folk hero’s body, it was announced today.

Kelly, who led a gang of bank robbers in Australia’s southern Victoria state in the 19th century, was hanged in 1880. His final resting place was unknown, though it was long suspected his body lay alongside 33 other executed inmates in a mass grave at a prison.

Officials pinpointed the location of the grave site in 2008 and later exhumed the bodies for analysis.

A DNA sample from one of Kelly’s descendants confirmed that one of the skeletons – which was missing most of its skull – was that of the notorious Ned, said Victoria attorney general Robert Clark.

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/experts-identify-ned-kelly-remains-518728.html#ixzz1WgrYztAi

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TotalMayhem
02-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Descendents of Irish Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have been given the go-ahead to give their ancestor a private burial.

Full story (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0802/breaking22.html)

Holly
02-08-2012, 07:56 PM
Descendents of Irish Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have been given the go-ahead to give their ancestor a private burial.

It's about time.