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Building a bushranger: relocating Ned Kelly's armour

23 April 2021

In April 2021, after a year-long hiatus, Ned Kelly's armour was relocated to its new home in the Library's South Rotunda.

In this short documentary, Conservation Manager Jane Hinwood discusses the armour's cultural significance, its place in the Library's collection, and shares lesser-known details about the armour's history.

Watch rare footage of the armour being cleaned, including fascinating details on the inside of the armour, before it's moved to its new home.

Click play on the video above to follow the journey of State Library Victoria's most popular (and most controversial) collection item as it goes back on display.

A free display of Ned Kelly's armour is currently showing in the Redmond Barry Reading Room. 

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