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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Ned Kelly the Bushranger (from The Australasian Sketcher, 7 August 1880)
Ned Kelly the Bushranger (from The Australasian Sketcher, 7 August 1880)
Ned Kelly the Bushranger (from The Australasian Sketcher, 7 August 1880)

Ned Kelly the Bushranger (from The Australasian Sketcher, 7 August 1880), 1880

an unknown artist
Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

'Les Batteurs de Buisson en Australie - Une balle avait atteint le bandit au genou' Front cover of 'Journal des Voyages', 1884 depicting Ned Kelly
'Les Batteurs de Buisson en Australie - Une balle avait atteint le bandit au genou' Front cover of 'Journal des Voyages', 1884 depicting Ned Kelly
'Les Batteurs de Buisson en Australie - Une balle avait atteint le bandit au genou' Front cover of 'Journal des Voyages', 1884 depicting Ned Kelly

'Les Batteurs de Buisson en Australie - Une balle avait atteint le bandit au genou' Front cover of 'Journal des Voyages', 1884 depicting Ned Kelly, 1884

Castelli, Perrychon
Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Henry
Henry
Henry

Henry "Seaman" Dan, 2009

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2010

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, 1998

Rick Amor
Portrait, softground etching on paper.

Gift of the artist 2005. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Kelly in the Guard's Van en route to Beechworth (from The Australasian Sketcher, 17 July 1880)
Kelly in the Guard's Van en route to Beechworth (from The Australasian Sketcher, 17 July 1880)
Kelly in the Guard's Van en route to Beechworth (from The Australasian Sketcher, 17 July 1880)

Kelly in the Guard's Van en route to Beechworth (from The Australasian Sketcher, 17 July 1880), 1880

Tom Carrington, The Australasian Sketcher
Portrait, wood-engraving

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly, 1880

The Illustrated London News
Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Ned Kelly's armour (from The Australasian Sketcher, 3 July 1880)
Ned Kelly's armour (from The Australasian Sketcher, 3 July 1880)
Ned Kelly's armour (from The Australasian Sketcher, 3 July 1880)

Ned Kelly's armour (from The Australasian Sketcher, 3 July 1880), 1880

Tom Carrington, The Australasian Sketcher
Portrait, wood-engraving

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Ned Kelly death mask
Ned Kelly death mask
Ned Kelly death mask

Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown

an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer
Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery Study Collection, Canberra
Gift of John Molony 2018

Archbishop Michael Kelly
Archbishop Michael Kelly
Archbishop Michael Kelly

Archbishop Michael Kelly, c. 1924 (cast 2010)

Arthur Murch
Portrait, cast bronze on black granite plinth

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1997

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Bee Miles

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

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