Ned Kelly Tour | State Library

Ned Kelly Tour | State Library

Discover the story of Victoria’s infamous bushranger Ned Kelly, read pages from the Jerilderie letter and see photos and historic objects related to his life.

Ned Kelly has split public opinion for over a century. Hero or criminal? Decide for yourself as you read Kelly’s famed Jerilderie letter and sift through eyewitness photographs from the siege of Glenrowan on this tour in The Changing Face of Victoria exhibition.

Kelly Armour

The armour held by the State Library of Victoria includes Ned Kelly's helmet, backplate, breastplate and shoulderplate. Crudely constructed from parts of ploughs, pieces of leather, and iron bolts, the armour was assembled and tested by the gang in the year before the Glenrowan raid.

Jerilderie Letter

Only two original documents by Ned Kelly are known to have survived. The most significant of these is the Jerilderie Letter, dictated by Ned Kelly to Joe Byrne in February 1879. The original is held by The State Library of Victoria, where four pages of the Letter are on display with Ned's armour, together with some photos and other items related to the Kelly story.

Ned Kelly Tour

Tours run every Wednesday and Saturday, except school holidays and public holidays.

The last tour for 2017 will run on Wednesday 13 December and tours will resume on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

Cost: Free

Bookings not required, except for groups. Tel 8664 7099 for more information.

When & Where

Happens: Wednesday, Saturday

Time: 1-2pm

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