Mudcat Café message #2285021 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102082   Message #2285021
Posted By: JohnInKansas
10-Mar-08 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Closest I could find to an appropriate thread:

Burial site may hold Australian outlaw's bones

Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880, but his final resting place was not known

The Associated Press
updated 10:39 a.m. CT, Mon., March. 10, 2008

MELBOURNE, Australia - Scientists said they have uncovered a burial site that might contain the bones of Australia's most notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly.

Kelly led a gang of bank robbers in Australia's southern Victoria state in the 19th century and became notorious after crafting a suit of armor from plow shears for his last stand with police.

He was hanged in 1880 but his final resting place is unknown. His body was initially buried in an unmarked grave at a prison called the Old Melbourne Gaol but was moved with the remains of other executed convicts when the facility closed in the 1920s.

State government archaeologist Jeremy Smith said Sunday his team found the bones of 32 prisoners at Pentridge Prison, another former jail where the remains of Kelly and other executed prisoners were believed to have been taken.

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Lots of ifs and maybes here; but one might suppose "modern science" may be brought to bear. Any relatives want to donate some DNA for the tests?

John