Remains of infamous Australian outlaw identified
The remains of the infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have been identified, 130 years after he was hanged for killing three policemen.
His body was among those exhumed from a mass grave two-years-ago. DNA tests have revealed which skeleton belonged to Kelly, although the skull was missing.
He was seen by some as a cold-blooded murderer while others considered him a symbol of resistance of Irish-Australians against British colonial rule.
Victoria Attorney General Robert Clark said the announcement was of great historical significance.
Kelly's great-great-nephew, Leigh Olver, said he felt privileged his DNA helped unlock the key to identifying the bushranger's remains.
01 Sep 2011
- From the section Asia-Pacific