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  • I Think So

    Ned was just a poor guy who just got caught up in a chain of events he couldn't control. While he wasn't a perfect person, and made plenty of mistakes along the way, such as his killings, I think, based on the current evidence, he didn't mean or intend to hurt anyone and unfortunately once he started to he couldn't stop because the police were out for blood.

  • Ned Kelly is an Australian hero

    I think absolutely without a doubt, one hundred percent Ned Kelly is an Australian iconic hero because he gave money to the poor and embarrassed the police. He also saved a little kids life from drowning. He did this because he is a good person. It was in a creek called 'Hughs creek'. After Ned gave the boy back to his parents, the parents gave Ned a green and gold sash and Ned Kelly always wore that sash with pride.

  • Such is life

    Absolutely! Stood against tyrany, police corruption (they tried to rape his sister), he stood up for what he believed in. Wrote the best insulting ever. He is the aussie working class hero. And even better he was Irish Australian. Love his legacy in Australia we love him. He stuck it to the man.

  • Ned Kelly: Hero and Victim

    Ned Kelly was a hero and victim. He was a hero because he did many heroic acts such as: save a 12 year old form drowning, fighting for the rights of people like him and outsmarted the police numerous times. Ned Kelly was also a victim because the police picked on the Kelly family. Once, Constable Fitzpatrick came to the Kelly house to question them briefly, but it turned out that he had an eye for Ned's 14 year old sister Kate Kelly. Ned protected Kate from being abused by the Constable.

  • Ned Kelly is a hero

    Ned Kelly was a hero because he stole for the poor and the only reason he shot the police was in self-defense. I'm sure people here would prefer to shoot in self defense than give someone a free chance to kill them. Yes he stole and killed but he believed he was doing it for the greater good.

  • Working class hero

    The establishment of the time oppressed the Irish and had a bigoted view of them. Continual harassment and injustice led Ned to the path he took. Perhaps if , as he said at his trial, he had chosen to speak and cross examine witnesses at his trial, another verdict would have been reached. When an oppressed person strikes back the violence is criminal - the systemic violence of the authorities protects itself. Politicians rarely go to trial.

  • Ned Kelly is an Iconic Australian Hero.

    I think he was as he saved a young boy from drowning when he was young. Not only that but when Ned Kelly`s father, Red, died, instead of sulking in his room he stepped up to be the man of the house and protect his family from all troopers and squatters who wanted him and his entire family in jail.

  • He is good

    He killed the policemen for self-defense. He gave money to the poor. And he saved a little boy . Year year year year quo hoo hjj j jj i j j j j jj j j j jj i i i Ned Kelly is nice lll lll lll
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  • Ned is a Australian hero

    He rebelled against the government and fighting for his people, he did all this because they charged his father a 6 month prison sentence and just after his father died leaving him the eldest male in his household having to take over all his fathers duties like taking over chopping wood, making fires and tending the animals and crops

  • He is a hero people!

    Ned deserves to be respected for the bravery he had shown to protect and save his mother. What he did was so brave. Any one that believes he is a villain is insane. He deserves to be respected and praised for all he did to save his mum. He was the bravest man alive and forced to commit crime by a corrupt law.

  • Ned Kelly was evil, no more to be said.

    As an Australian, I am ashamed to have idiots who think that murderers such as Ned Kelly were good men. Firstly, the police back then were not corrupt, nor did they rape and pillage like people say they did, the police were what they were, in Fuedal Japan the Police (samurai) would decapitate you if you insulted them. Back then, cops weren't even armed with guns most of the time, Kelly robbed and murdererd from stage coaches and banks leaving countless amounts of people broke (who would later starve/live terrible lives with no money). He murdererd 2 Police Officers and was rightly executed for it, then we have idiot revisionist historians in the modern day who completely dis respect the police force and everyone who has died in the line of duty for some scumbag killer who was rightfully hanged for the terrible crimes he commited.
    Damn, maybe in 100 years people will say Obama was a good man.

  • The facts speak the truth

    Ned Kelly killed police officers with families. If Ned felt he was injusticed he should have used the right means of the time. These means included courts, not revolting against authority, breaking the laws and killing many people who were just doing their jobs. He was a hypocrite to his own self. He was seeking 'revenge' because he believed the police had broken the law, which very rightly they may have, but the argument is two sided and will never be resolved as we are a product of our own context and Kelly is portrayed to represent what Australians are 'supposed' to be, larrikin's and respectful people but does this mean we also go around disobeying order and killing anyone who annoys us and then not expect to be served justice through the courts?

  • He was a gangster

    He was a gangster because killed three policemen .If he would not be a good guy hanged in a crowd crowded to see him get hanged. He got shot on his leg and got to jail!!! I now know and you know why he is a big bad guy gangster nowadays.

  • Say the right thing

    The facts speak the truth

    Ned Kelly killed police officers with families. If Ned felt he was injusticed he should have used the right means of the time. These means included courts, not revolting against authority, breaking the laws and killing many people who were just doing their jobs. He was a hypocrite to his own self. He was seeking 'revenge' because he believed the police had broken the law, which very rightly they may have, but the argument is two sided and will never be resolved as we are a product of our own context and Kelly is portrayed to represent what Australians are 'supposed' to be, larrikin's and respectful people but does this mean we also go around disobeying order and killing anyone who

  • Say the right thing

    The facts speak the truth

    Ned Kelly killed police officers with families. If Ned felt he was injusticed he should have used the right means of the time. These means included courts, not revolting against authority, breaking the laws and killing many people who were just doing their jobs. He was a hypocrite to his own self. He was seeking 'revenge' because he believed the police had broken the law, which very rightly they may have, but the argument is two sided and will never be resolved as we are a product of our own context and Kelly is portrayed to represent what Australians are 'supposed' to be, larrikin's and respectful people but does this mean we also go around disobeying order and killing anyone who

  • There is no excuse for murder

    Regardless of his reasoning for why he murdered and stole, he still broke the law. His common excuse was that he was defending himself and his family but there were obviously less violent ways to resolve his problem with the government.
    Many argue that at the time of the accusation towards Kelly by Fitzpatrick, Ned was miles away in the bush. However what evidence is there of this claim? Whom is a witness?
    People believe the views of those whom had connections to the Kelly's, failing to provide proper reasoning and evidence for what they claim to be the "truth". Ned Kelly was no a hero in any way shape or form. He murdered several policemen whom were doing there job by serving their country's law. They were protecting the lives of many, and Kelly and his gang thoughtlessly shot them to their death.
    Australia loves the idea of an underdog hero figure, and so throughout history, the country has gradually publicised Ned Kelly as a legend. However, he was no hero. Ned Kelly was a villain and a danger to the well being of citizens of the country at the time of his attacks.

  • Ned Kelly was a glorified criminal due who has grown into a hero through the power of legend.

    Ned Kelly was a ruthless outlaw who was morally against the law. He continuously committed crimes and avoided the law because of an immature grudge against them. There were many cases in which he could have responded to situations whilst still abiding the law rather than acting with violence. He often did things just to get a reaction out of the police. The murder of Aaron Sherritt is a prime example of this, when Ned heard that Sherritt had been an informant to the police he ordered him to be killed simply to spark a reaction out of the law. This evidence shows how his behaviour is almost childlike and demonstrates how Ned Kelly’s actions were motivated by basic immaturity. Ned had no regard for the government and felt the murder of police was justified by his own personal grudge against them. Evidence of this is shown when he attempted derailing of the train full of police. Kelly was willing to kill a train full of police just because they worked for the law, proving that he had little humanity. A major example of Kelly’s minimal humanity is the incident at Stringybark Creek. Ned Kelly shot three policemen whilst they were in process of surrendering, claiming that they were too late in their plea for their life. The numerous amount of evidence enforces the fact that Ned Kelly’s actions were only based on an immature dislike against the law. He had a personal grudge against anything to do with the law and would have his hatred satisfied by the murdering of innocent people.

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  • Australia's first terrorist

    Anybody who thinks Kelly was a hero needs to actually read what he did. The gang ambushed a police camp at stringybark creek and Ned chased down one of the surviving officers , shot him in cold blood and took his watch as a trophy. That is behavior that is typically associated with serial killers. He also wrote in his letter that he wanted land for his own independent state and showed he was willing to use members of the public as human shields to get what he wanted. Ned's final stand was no different to what occured at the lindt cafe. He was a piece of scum.


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