John “Red” Kelly, the father of Ned Kelly, was convicted in Ireland and transported to Van Diemen’s Land [Tasmania]. Noone knows why Ned’s dad got convicted. Ian Jones claims that John stole two pigs. John Kelly was sentenced to seven years in a jail and had to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land, and he later arrived there in 1843. After John’s release in 1848, John moved to Victoria in 1849 and found work, in Beveridge at the farm of James Quinn. John Kelly, at the age of 30 married James Quinn’s daughter Ellen, when she was 18. Their first child together died at early age.
Ellen soon later gave birth to a daughter, Annie in 1853, altogether they had eight children. Their first son, was Edward (Ned) Kelly, he was born in Beveridge, Victoria just north of Melbourne on the 3rd of June 1855. Ned Kelly was baptized by an Augustinian priest called Charles O’Hea, as most boys did, he obtained some basic schooling. Ned Kelly risked his own life to save another boy, Richard Shelton from drowning. As a reward he was given a green sash by the boy’s family. Ned wore the sash under his armour during his final showdown with police in 1880.
Ned’s family the Kellys were always suspected of cattle or horse stealing, but they were never convicted. One day John Kelly was arrested when he killed and skinned a calf, which the police said belonged to a neighbour of his. He was found not guilty of theft, but guilty of removing the brand from the skin of the horse, and fined 25 pounds or six months with hard labour. Not having the money to pay John Kelly served his sentence in Kilmore jail. John Kelly died at Avenel, Victoria on 27 December 1866 when Ned was only eleven and a half.
John Bosco was born in Turin, Italy, on August 16, 1815. His parents were poor farmers, but his father died when he was two years old, but John was too young to know what happened, and it forced his mother, Margaret, to raise him along with 3 other children and taught them the importance of their faith. It was very hard for his mother so John went out and got a few little jobs to help his mother. ...
Ned’s dad’s death was at this time, that the Kelly family needed land, and they moved to the Greta area of Victoria, which to this day is known as Kelly Country. There were 18 charges that were brought against the, members of Ned’s family before he was declared an outlaw. The last battle with police took place at Glenrowan. The Kelly gang was, dressed in home-made metal armour and helmets, Ned was captured and sent to trial. He was hanged for multiple murders at Melbourne Jail in 1880.
Ned Kelly’s criminal life began when he was arrested for assaulting a Chinese pig farmer named Ah Fook. Ah Fook claimed that he had been robbed by Ned, he spent ten days in custody before the charges were dismissed. From then on the police knew him as a “juvenile bushranger”. The Police had no evidence in court and he was released after a month. In October 1870, Ned was arrested again for assaulting a hawker, Jeremiah McCormack, and for his part in sending McCormack’s childless wife a note that had calves’ testicles inside the letter. Ned was sentenced to three months of hard labour.
On the 15 April 1878, Constable Alexander Fitzpatrick arrived at Benalla Police Station suffering from wounds to his left wrist. He claimed that Ned, Dan, Ellen, attack him. Ned’s mum Ellen was taken into custody along with her baby, Alice. Dan and Ned doubted they could convince the police of their story. They both went into hiding, where they were later joined by their friends Joe Byrne and Steve Hart, which made the Kelly Gang. On 25 October 1878, Sergeant Kennedy set off to search for the Kelly Gang, with the help of the Constables McIntyre, Lonigan, and Scanlon. On arrival, the police split into two groups.
The police at camp fired at some parrots unaware they were only a mile away from the Kelly camp. Alerted by the shooting, the Kellys nearby discovered the well armed police. Ned’s shot Lonigan and ran some distance, and cried out ‘Oh Christ I am shot’ and then collapsed dead. Now Ned Kelly was on the run from the police. There was a few reasons why Ned did what he did, but the main one was the release of his mother, and they improsonment of his friends and family.
In almost every genre of literature there is the classic antagonist, and the classic protagonist. When examining these characters, there are certain guidelines which authors follow. However, there are times in literature when the classic guidelines are broken, and a new prototype emerges. Contemporary writer Norman Mailer broke the mold of the classic character (s) when writing the novel, An ...