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Dan Kelly Fact Sheet

A quick overview of key points about the historical outlaw.

Extract from Kelly’s prison record [PROV]

Full name: Daniel Kelly

Date of Birth: 01/06/1861

Date of Death: 28/06/1880

Parents: John Kelly & Ellen Quinn

Siblings: Anne, Edward, Margaret, James, Catherine, & Grace; Ellen, John & Alice (half-siblings)

Native place: Victoria (Australia)

[Victoria Police Museum/Victorian Collections]

Recorded features: Height – 5’5½”; Complexion – fair; Hair – dark brown; Eyes – blue; Particular marks – scar left cheek, mark of burn left elbow.

Occupation: Labourer

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: Read & write

Kelly’s prison record [PROV]

Convictions: 1877 – 3 months for wilful damage to property


* “Daniel Kelly wore black paget coat, dark grey tweed trousers and vest, light felt hat, elastic side boots, linen collar, with long black and brown tie.” (December 1878)

* “Dan Kelly could not be identified from the likeness published; he is a moderate-sized man about five foot seven inches high, sallow complexion, black hair, and a fine pair of dark eyes, and rather a pleasing look when smiling. About twenty years of age.” (February 1879)

* “Daniel Kelly, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, black hair, none on face, sallow complexion, long features, small dark eyes, high cheek-bones ; dressed in blue paget coat, police uniform boots and pants, and light felt hat.” (March 1879)

“Dan Kelly” by Norman Lindsay [SLV]

By AJFPhelan56

Father, writer, artist and bushranging historian residing in Melbourne, Australia. Author of 'Glenrowan' and the popular website A Guide to Australian Bushranging.

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