The ABC news today is reporting that the remains of the famous bushranger Ned Kelly will be exhumed and returned to his family for burial.
We should all be pretty happy to hear that, no matter what your opinion of Ned Kelly’s crimes. Why should we be sympathetic to someone like him, you ask?
Because until now the remains belonged to the developer who bought the old Pentridge Prison site where he was buried. Not family, not a museum, a residential property developer who was going to use them as a tourist attraction.
Ned Kelly was a bad guy, no doubt about that, but I don’t think that anyones bones deserve to spend eternity owned by a property developer when there is family out there wanting to give you a proper burial.
Once you have been executed for your crimes I think you have been sufficiently punished.
If you are interested, other posts I have done on Ned Kelly are.