Ned Kelly Was Here

Like many Australians, I’ve long been fascinated by the legend of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly. From 2009 to 2011 I visited ‘Kelly country’ to explore and take photographs. My primary aim was to capture a sense of place in the areas where the Kelly story had unfolded. However, I was also confronted by countless effigies of the Kelly Gang and their armour. The appropriation is interesting but not surprising. Not only is the Kelly Gang’s story intriguing; the bold, iconic imagery of their armour, a symbol of rebellion to many, is a major factor in the enduring mystique of the Kelly story.

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