Ned Kelly took Bendigo district woman hostage during bank heist

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
April 8 2022 - 6:30pm
CRIMINAL IN THE DOCK: Cop killer, hostage taker and thief Ned Kelly as he apparently appeared at Beechworth Court in 1880, according to a flattering Sydney Illustrated News picture. Image: Courtesy of TROVE

A WOMAN from the Bendigo district was visiting family when Ned Kelly took her hostage at gunpoint, 144 years ago.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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