The Story of the Kelly gang (1906)

Australia, 1906

Film

Featuring highlights from the bushranging career of the Kelly brothers, this 1906 film openly presents the Kelly’s as gallant heroes, with the police as the enemy, and makes no attempt to apologise for the cheerful celebration of outlawry. In the spirit of myth making, the film refrains from humiliating Ned by showing his execution (an obligatory display of a just reward in later films) and the film closes on a note of sadness with his capture by the police. Cast includes Elizabeth Tait, John Tait.

Credits

producer

Nevin Tait

John Tait

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1906

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35683

Language

No spoken word

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

History → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880

People → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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