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Ned Kelly’s Armour: deconstructed

  • Date recorded: 16 Mar 2011

  • Duration: 1:17

Sporting 18 bullet holes from the shootout at Glenrowan, Ned Kelly's armour continues to fascinate.

About this video

Ned Kelly armour

Ned Kelly's armour is on display until 20 July 2020 in Velvet, Iron, Ashes – our inaugural, free exhibition in the Victoria Gallery.

Take a closer look at how the armour worn by outlaw Ned Kelly fits together, and discover the bush ingenuity that went into making this incredible suit.

See how the iconic armour was dismantled to join the National Museum of Australia’s 2011 exhibition Not just Ned: a true history of the Irish in Australia.

It was the first time all four sets of the Kelly Gang armour were shown together outside of Victoria.