Dome after dark: Land ownership and the Kelly Gang

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No 10 - An Irish Patriot, lithographic print of caricature of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, 1874, Victorian Patents Office Copyright Collection
21 September 2017, 6:00pm6:30pm
LocationMeet in front foyer
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Dig deeper into the backstory of the infamous Kelly Outbreak in this talk about Charles Gavan Duffy’s contentious 1862 Land Act. This allowed poor Irish settlers like Ned Kelly’s mother, Ellen, to buy land for the first time.

Charles Gavan Duffy was a hero to the Irish settlers of the colony, and represented their interests in parliament, but despite his efforts, many families found themselves pushed to desperation.

Find out more about Charles Gavan Duffy in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition.