Today a requiem mass was held for the famous Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. Ned will finally be laid to rest in Greta cemetery next to his mother on Sunday, more than 130 years after his execution on November 10th, 1880. (ABC news.)
I was interested to hear that death threats were made to Monsignor White, the priest who was to officiate over the service. (The Age.)
It just shows that Ned’s story is still polarizing the people after all this time.
Poor old Ned is not going to lie too restfully for now; the part of Gippsland where he is to be buried is a little to close to a large bushfire for there to be much peace for him for a while yet.
Oh well, it has been over 100 years already, I think he can wait just a little longer….
Update: Here is a link to a report about the funeral on the Sunday.
Other Ned Kelly posts I have done in the past are: