Ned Kelly, Hero or Villain?

At the age of 25, Edward (Ned) Kelly was hanged in Melbourne for the murder of a policeman at Stringybark Creek. The inscription on the policmans grave read by ‘armed criminals. Many however during this time thought Kelly was a hero. So what was he, hero or villain? In your books write whether you think he is a hero or a villain and why? Our next step will be to look at Ned’s life and find evidence to support our theories.

Click on the word timeline below, it will take you to the Ned Kelly touring timeline  you need to  create your own timeline of Ned’s life  by dating and summarising the main points, you will also be asked to write down any evidence you feel makes him a hero or villain on a post it note and place it where you think it belongs.

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