Ned” aftershave, one of the countless Kelly related merchandise
which has become available over the years.
Photo Matt Deller
image has become one with Australia. The opening ceremony at the
Olympic games is a case in point. While many people see this as
blatant consumerism we like to take a different approach. Surely
Ned would get a big kick out of knowing his face is as recognisable
now as its ever been. In stark contrast, the bronzed head
of Sir Redmond Barry, the judge that sentenced him to death, has
metal spikes inserted to stop the pigeons from shitting on his
skull. His statue stands ignominiously outside the State Library
of Victoria. Such is life!