Edward “Ned” Kelly (December 1854[a] – 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police.
Kelly, the only survivor, was severely wounded by police fire and captured. Despite thousands of supporters attending rallies and signing a petition for his reprieve, Kelly was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, which was carried out at the Old Melbourne Gaol. His last words were famously reported to have been, “such is life”.
Ned Kelly Bar has been in existence since 1975, making it one of the original English spoken pubs in the Netherlands. Dave and Sharon Bate acquired the pub in 1992, determined to keep the Ned Kelly tradition alive. They operated the family pub together for 23 years until Mr. Bate left this plane for a higher existence.
Sharon, who hails from Scotland, with warmth and kindness, continues to invite we locals and frequent wayward travelers into the Ned Kelly family. Thank you to Sharon and Dave for making your place an international destination as well as a home.