Should Ned get public memorial?


PLAY: Neil Mitchell weighs in on the debate

22 comments so far

  • Best we forget about Australian history altogether. How about a statue of Homer Simpson instead? :p

    Date and time
    November 09, 2011, 9:10AM
    • This guy was a hero

      Date and time
      November 09, 2011, 9:57AM
      • A public memorial for a murderer and cop killer? Come off it. What's next? A memorial for Julian Knight? Where's the difference people, huh???

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        November 09, 2011, 10:57AM
        • There should not be a public memorial for police murderers! I have never understood the "hero" status given to common criminals. The public memorial should be for the policemen who died whilst doing their duty!

          Joe Garra
          Date and time
          November 09, 2011, 12:14PM
          • Oh dear Greg Davies is appalled! some police do not want a memorial to Ned Kelly because he was a "Cop Killer." Yes, after the predominately English cops raped the dirt poor Irish catholic paddy's mother and sister. After they hunted for him in the bush carrying a body bag with them. Records show his trial to be totally rigged by the then corrupt, racist authorities. They were different times and old Ned was pushed beyond his limit and prepared to die for his principles.

            Stalk Stabb
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            November 09, 2011, 12:49PM
            • Why not he is part of our history ? Some of the old timers used to tell both sides of this story>!

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              November 09, 2011, 1:09PM
              • Didn't the police burn down Ned's mother's house, if so id shoot the mongrels as well.

                janet p
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                November 09, 2011, 1:20PM
                • Joe Garra, read the truth into this man's history, the police tormented his and other families constantly and were not in uniform at Stringbark Creek - hope it is not too difficult for you to comprehend.

                  Date and time
                  November 09, 2011, 1:47PM
                  • He was persecuted and prosecuted because he was a notorious criminal.

                    The gang ambushed two cops and were confronted by the other two's refusal to surrender and they killed two. They then became officially outlaws. What is it you supporters don't get?

                    Bull Moore
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                    November 09, 2011, 2:09PM
                    • The coppers were more to blame than Ned. He lived in a very different time (before the OPI) Give him a hero's send off.

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                      November 09, 2011, 4:02PM

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