Ned Kelly Connections
Come and meet Ned Kelly and his associates in three cemetery walks across Melbourne. At Brighton, you will meet the Police involved in hunting and capturing Ned Kelly after the Stringybark Creek killings, a kindly preacher, journalist & official witnesses at the hanging. Costs include afternoon tea.
We all know the story of Ned Kelly, the infamous Bushranger, but what of the people whose lives he touched? Come and hear how these people met Ned Kelly and his gang and how this affected their lives. Find out why some went on to prosper, whilst others were shunned by the Melbourne society. One Ned Kelly associate even went on to become as controversial as Ned himself.
Included in the cost of the walk is a light afternoon tea so please tell us of any food intolerances as you register for the event.
All walkers need to be aware that the Brighton Cemetery’s 170 year old brick paths can be uneven in sections. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
Brighton Cemetery commenced in 1853 with its first internment in October 1855 and is currently managed by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Your hosts, the Brighton Cemetorians are volunteers keen to portray the cemetery’s history and its interred & fundraise for informational grave plaques & flags acknowledging our war veterans.