The NED KELLY BUCKET ARMOUR plate is a most popular souvenir

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NED KELLY BUCKET ARMOUR of course is all about Edward “Ned” Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880) – the infamous Australian bushranger of Irish descent. Kelly was born in Victoria as the third of eight children to an Irish convict from County Tipperary and an Australian mother with Irish parentage. His father died after serving a six-month prison sentence, leaving Kelly, then aged 12, as the eldest male of the household. The Kellys were a poor selector family who saw themselves as downtrodden by the “Squattocracy” and as victims of police persecution. Arrested in 1870 for associating with bushranger Harry Power, Kelly was first convicted of stealing horses and imprisoned for three years. He fled to the bush in 1878 after being indicted for the attempted murder of a police officer at the Kelly family’s home. After he, his brother Dan, and two associates fatally shot three policemen, the Government of Victoria proclaimed them outlaws.

He and his gang, dressed in homemade suits of metal armour, engaged in a final violent confrontation with the Victoria Police at Glenrowan on 28 June 1880. All were killed except Kelly, who was severely wounded by police fire and captured. Despite support for his reprieve, Kelly was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, which was carried out at the Old Melbourne Gaol. His final words are famously reported to have been “such is life”.

GREAT GIFT IDEA! A favorite in our NED KELLY series – the NED KELLY BUCKET ARMOUR is available in a white or silver anodised background

Extremely high quality Australian manufactured Standard Size Number Plate (37cm x 13cm). Made by the same company that’s been producing and selling quality Novelty Plates for many years. Dixie’s plate sizes are the same as those on a normal vehicle,and have embossed characters and an embossed border

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