“Kelly Was Their Captain”


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

Historical references

  • 1855 - Birth of Ned Kelly
  • 1880 - Execution of Kelly. His last words are reported to have been "Such is life."

Cross references


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


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Found in: Australia