Ned Kelly no hero, historian David Dufty says as Bendigo district hostage is discussed

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
April 7 2022 - 6:00pm
Engraver Samuel Calvert's depiction of the Kelly gang's "murderous attack" on police at Stringybark Creek. Picture: Courtesy of TROVE

NED KELLY does not need to be an Australian hero, an author has said while recounting a Bendigo district resident's terrifying ordeal, 144 years ago.

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Tom O'Callaghan

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