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* 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 ArmourThe infamous original 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. Please note: Ned Kelly's armour has been removed from The changing face of Victoria exhibition and is currently undergoing preparation for display in our new Victoria Gallery, which will open in late spring 2019.
Jerilderie LetterThe Jerilderie Letter is one of only two original documents by Ned Kelly known to have survived. Both held at the library, the most significant of these is the Jerilderie Letter, dictated by Ned Kelly to Joe Byrne in February 1879. The original four pages of the Letter are on display with Ned's armour, together with photos and other items related to the Kelly story.
Ned Kelly TourTours run every Wednesday and Saturday, except public holidays. 26 June 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 03 July 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 17 July 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 24 July 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 31 July 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 07 August 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 14 August 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 21 August 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 28 August 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 04 September 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 11 September 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 18 September 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm 25 September 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm Cost: Free Bookings not required, except for groups. Tel 8664 7099 for more information.
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