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Ned Kelly’s bones identified

The bones of the notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly have been identified in a mass grave.

Scientists have used DNA from Kelly’s great great nephew to identify the bushranger’s bones from others in a mass prison grave.

“To think a group of scientists could identify the body of a man who was executed more than 130 years ago, moved and buried in a haphazard fashion among 33 other prisoners, most of whom are not identified, is amazing,” Victoria’s state Attorney-General Robert Clark said on Thursday.

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Story: Paulin Askin, Reuters | Photo: Reuters, Old Melbourne Gaol, Victorian Forensic Medicine

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