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Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Kelly Gang

I've just read this: in 1879, the NSW/Victorian governments were offering rewards of £2000 each for the four members of the Kelly gang. Bearing in mind that the average policeman's annual income was ~£50, this would be the modern equivalent of AUD$2,000,000. Each.

Pictures: The Story of The Kelly Gang (NFSA) & Wikipedia
Facts: "Red Centre, Dark Heart" by Evan McHugh