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Encyclopedia > Ned Kelly (2003 movie)
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Ned Kelly is a 2003 film directed by Gregor Jordan. The movie portrays the life of Ned Kelly who is the most famous bushranger in Australia. The film is mainly based on Robert Drewe's novel Our Sunshine. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Ned Kelly the day before his execution Edward Ned Kelly (approx 1854-5 [DOB uncertain] – November 11, 1880) is Australias most famous bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of colonial authorities. ... Bushrangers were criminals who used the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities between committing their robberies, roughly analogous to the British-American highwayman. Their targets often included small-town banks or coach services. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ...

Tagline: When the law tried to silence him a legend was born.

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The film tells his life as a bushranger in north-west Victoria, where he lived all his life. He, his brother Dan, and two other men, Steve Hart and Joe Byrne (Bloom), formed a gang. These four robbed a bank and hijacked an entire town for 3 days. They killed three policemen who were hunting them. They then took over a pub in Glenrowan, where they basically held a party, waiting for a train full of police to derail at a part of the track that they tore up. However a school teacher warned the train, so the gang and all the others in the pub ended up in a shootout with scores of policemen. Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ...

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Ned Kelly (1093 words)
Ned's life was first made into a film shortly after the turn of the century, when some of the principals were still alive.
Kelly was the Aussie equivalent of Jesse James, or at least the Jesse James of folk legend, an honest man first turned into an outlaw by the corrupt bullies who passed as policemen in the 1870s, and then elevated to a folk hero by journalists and word-of-mouth.
Ned and his gang were holed up in a village pub with the locals and a traveling circus, when they were surrounded by about a hundred policemen.
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