Historical information

Armour worn by Dan Kelly, Kelly Gang member and brother to Ned Kelly, during the Glenrowan Siege, August 1880.

Physical description

Armour worn by bushranger Dan Kelly including helmet (VPM1799.1); chest plate (VPM1799.2); back plate (VPM1799.3) and groin plate (1799.4). Armour constructed from heavy metal plough plates, bolted and welded together.

Inscriptions & markings

Painted on inside of armour : 'Dan Kelly', 'Police Exhibition', 'E. Kelly'
Impressed on plough VPM1799.3 'Huntly Crucible Cast'