Mudcat Café message #3469846 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149083   Message #3469846
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
22-Jan-13 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
Subject: RE: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
Ned Kelly's family were deported to Australia during the worst of the Famine of the 1840s in Ireland, when anyone "stealing" food that was being exported in large amounts would be jailed or shipped away as slave labour. They arrived in Australia as the poorest and most disadvantaged, the butt of prejudice and bullying. It's unsurprising that the child of such trauma would be inexorably sucked into crime.