Some nice quotes by Ned Kelly during his trial



  • "I have outlived that care that curries public favour or dreads the public frown...let the hand of law strike me down if it will, but I ask that my story be heard and considered."

    "I do not pretend that I have led a blameless life, or that one fault justifies another, but the public in judging a case like mine should remember that the darkest life may now have a bright side."

    "If my lips teach the public that men are made mad by bad treatment, and if the police are taught that they may exasperate to madness men they persecute and I’ll treat, my life will not be entirely thrown away."

    After being executed, the public got real mad, and police corruption had more focus on it, resulting in a better society. He did not live to see his effect on Australia society. But as his last words stated, 'Such is life.'


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