Ned Kelly Part 1: The Bushranger

Real Outlaws

Jun 13 2022 • 45 mins

Ned Kelly is the model social bandit, an Australian legend without equal – even today he’s still considered a symbol of rebellion against the establishment. But what’s the truth behind the myth? We journey into the harsh bushland territories of Colonial Australia to see what happens when the forces of Imperial authority collide with a young man who won’t lie down, or accept the hand he’s been dealt. A Noiser production, written by Danny Marshall. With thanks to Graham Seal, professor of folklore at Curtin University in Perth, and author of Tell ‘em I died game: The legend of Ned Kelly. This is Part 1 of 3. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+, now available on Apple Podcasts. All shows are also available for free. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, press the ‘+’ icon to follow the show for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit