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Should Ned get public memorial?
The family of Ned Kelly has floated the idea of a public memorial to farewell the bushranger after his remains are returned for burial.
Attorney-General Robert Clark has agreed to a request to allow Kelly's bones to be buried in consecrated ground in accordance with his dying wish.
It's likley he'll be buried near his mother at Greta cemetery neatr Glenrowan.
Speaking to Channel Nine, Kelly's great grand nephew, Anthony Griffiths, has rejected suggestions the bushranger was simply a "cop-murdering thief".
But Greg Davies from the Police Association is appalled at the suggestion.
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PLAY: Neil Mitchell weighs in on the debate
Mainstream media work hand in hand with the corrupt government useisng the policy enforcers as a political army... the mainstram version of Ned is he is a criminal the same theme runs today as in Neds time ...Ned is sysmbolic of what real men should be !! Police do not stand by thier oath of office but uphold admiralty law instead!(most are ignorant of this)
Study the monetary and legal systems and you will see the government are corrupt phsycopaths!! not to mention the murder of thousands they instigate based on lies ie weopons of mass destruction Iraq,murdering Gadafi in Libya (he was about to start their countries own gold based monetary system (the IMF wouldnt have that) Ned you won as the self appointed authorities are still fearfull of what you stand for ...Grant Saturday 19 November, 2011 - 4:37 PM
Early Australian history reveals a very heavy handed approach that authorities undertook to containing society. The Irish were treated shockingly by those in power and the Kelly family were a direct target for police brutality.
A public memorial would go some way toward acknowledging the injustices faced by the entire Kelly family and other lives that were lost in the police shoot out at Glenrowan.
The public cried out in the way of a petition, signed by 30,000 people back in 1880. The Kelly story touches people from all walks of life and will continue to for centuries to come.
The lives of police officers that were lost is a reflection that society will not succumb to the orders of officials when their duty is carried out through bullying, corruption and entrapment.
After Ned Kelly was hanged, a review of the way Victorian police performed their duties was undertaken, which led to changes of conduct of official duties, in an effort to reduce the occurrence of these kind of outcomes.
I support the initiative of a public memorial. I think this initiative of the Kelly family is a generous one for public benefit.Ange Saturday 19 November, 2011 - 2:51 PM
It is obvious Ned was and is still a hero, to those who oppose , you are just brainwashed.Suzanne Saturday 19 November, 2011 - 7:41 AM
About 2 years ago, I went to Greta west cemetery and I prayed over Ellen Kelly's grave, (Ned's mum) that one day Ned will rest in peace next to her. The time has come for that to happen. I'm all for Ned's memorial. I have a full size replica of Ned's armour, statues, and a replica pistol and many framed pictures of him, I have my own memorial of him in my house. Ned had no choice but to protect his family from Fitzpatrick and the corrupt police force and because of this, and the lies Fitzpatrick told to his senior's, Ned became a wanted man and his family harrased by the so called law inforcement and his mother prisoned at Beechworth for 3 years.
Ned only did what most men would have liked to do, he retaliated against the people who wanted to harm him and his family. Ned now needs the dignity to be buried along side his beloved mother and rest in peace.Arthur Thursday 17 November, 2011 - 1:26 PM
Ned Kelly epidomises all that Australians should be pround of - he had the courage to fight back over the rape of his sister, even though he had no chance against the cruel and corrupt law enforcement officials of the time. He was a martyr who should certainly be honoured by the Australian public.Anne Tuesday 15 November, 2011 - 10:07 PM
Yes, The descendants of Ned should be able to have a memorial, whilst the history of the events at Stringybark and Glenrowan are well documented, the Royal Commission into Police Corruption that followed led to the exposing of the situations that may have provoked these events and others in the State of Victoria.
The same with the Eureka Stock Aid, both were pivotal points in Australian History.michael Jenkins Sunday 13 November, 2011 - 10:34 AM