“Kelly Was Their Captain”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: outlaw Australia betrayal
Found in: Australia


The singer tells of the "famous outlaw band that roamed this country round. Ned Kelly was their captain...." Ordered arrested by the governor of Victoria, Kelly took to the bush. After long eluding the police, he was betrayed by Aaron Sherritt and taken


Edward "Ned" Kelly and his gang are perhaps the most famous of all Australian bushrangers. - RBW

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Cross references


  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 203-204, "Kelly Was Their Captain" (1 text)
  2. BI, MA203