Kelly was twelve when his father died, and he was subsequently required to leave school to take on the new position as head of the family. Shortly after this, the Kellys moved to Glenrowan. As a teenager, Ned became involved in petty crimes, regularly targetting the wealthy landowners.
The story goes that Ned Kelly was influenced to become a bushranger. His family was not particularly liked by the law, and so when he was persecuted by a few of the policemen, he reacted and decided to become an outlaw. He figured that if he was going to be charged for something, he would give them a real reason.
Kelly became a protege to another bushranger, Harry Power who was a notorious bushranger of Victoria, originally transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1841 for stealing shoes. Upon his release, he continued his life of crime, which landed him in Pentridge Gaol. He became a bushranger when he escaped from Pentridge in 1869. At first he worked solo, but decided after while that he would like an accomplice. A friend of his named Jack Lloyd had a nephew, Ned Kelly, just 15 years old and already embittered by frequent run-ins with the police. Lloyd recommended the young Ned Kelly to Harry Power. Power became a mentor to Ned Kelly, taking him on as an apprenctice in 1870, and teaching him the finer points of bushranging. This was probably the greatest catalyst to Ned a kelt becoming a bushranger.
Ned Kelly gradually progressed to crimes of increasing seriousness and violence, including bank robbery and murder, soon becoming a hunted man.
The concept is not valid in Australia as decided by the High Court in Mabo (not Marbo) 1992.
Technology was a major change with the invention of jumbo jets.
As at the time of asking in June 2007, Keating had been strongly critical of the Australian Labor Party's position on handling the Industrial Relations policies of the Howard Government. This is significant because Keating is a former Labor Prime Minister and well known for his cutting remarks. On this occasion he was canning the Rudd Opposition strategists as being too conservative, consensus driven saying they '...won't get out of bed in the morning unless they've had a focus group report telling them which side to get out.' He proposed that the safety net for low income workers be reinstated while higher income mining workers remained on the Howard Government's Australian Workplace Agreement's or AWA's. If this is out of date when you read this don't worry! Keating has a track record of coming out with classic statements and a web search of Keating insults gives interesting results.
Andrew Fisher was born on 29th August 1862. Born: August 29, 1862
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