Gun from Australia's Kelly gang sells for $155,000

Published on Nov 22, 2012 10:33 AM
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MELBOURNE (AFP) - A gun used by the brother of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly during their gang's infamous last stand against police in 1880 has sold for A$122,000 (S$ $155,000) at a Melbourne auction.

The East India Company cavalry pistol, which belonged to Ned Kelly's younger brother Dan and has his name and the year 1876 engraved on the walnut stock, was bought by a private collector on Wednesday evening.

Dan Kelly had the pistol with him during the 1880 siege of the Glenrowan Inn, when his outlaw brother and their gang made one last stand against police.

Everyone but Ned Kelly - wearing his iconic home-made plate metal armour and helmet - was killed in the showdown. Ned Kelly was later hanged at Melbourne Gaol, famous for uttering the final phrase "such is life".

 
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