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Ned Kelly’s captor dies in Australia
Ned Kelly's dramatic shoot-out with the Victoria Police, as visualised by the Illustrated London News soon after it occurred Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 11 Sept 1880

Ned Kelly’s captor dies in Australia

Published: 30 March 1914

The death has taken place in Australia of Arthur Steele, the Australian policeman who was one of the central figures in the capture of the outlaw, Ned Kelly, in June, 1880. Mr. Steele was a sergeant in the Victoria Mounted Police. Ned Kelly had emerged from the Glenrowan Hotel wearing armoured plating on his body during a confrontation with police but Mr. Steele was eventually able to shoot Mr. Kelly in the legs.

Ned Kelly was later hanged in Melbourne Jail.


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