Friday, December 30, 2005

The Bushranger Who Couldn't Shoot Straight

From the Melbourne (Australia) Herald Sun:

Ned Kelly under fire, again

Danny Buttler

BUSHRANGER Ben Hall's great-grandson has fired a salvo at Ned Kelly, more than 125 after he was hanged.

Shepparton man Ben Hall Jr said his famous ancestor, who was shot by police in 1865, was a better bushranger than Kelly, who swung from the gallows 15 years later.

Mr Hall, 79, said his great-grandfather was known as the "gentleman bushranger" who never killed anyone, despite committing 600 crimes in just three years.

"He didn't shoot anybody because he was an awfully bad shot," he said.


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