His head, chest and sides were all protected with heavy plates of quarter-inch iron. Many shots hit him, yet he always recovered himself, and tapping his breast laughed derisevely, as he coolly returned their fire. It appeared as if he were a fiend with a charmed life.
wrote a reporter from the The Age.
Curtis, James Waltham 1839-1901.
A strange apparition - Ned Kelly's fight and capture.
July 17, 1880.
A wood engraving from The Illustrated Australian News July 17 1880.
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