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A truncated and unformatted biographical extract follows:Ned Kelly grew up near Glenrowan, Victoria, as one of the rural poor. Kelly had a reputation as a formidable boxer and was quite large for his age. Often persecuted by police and oppressed by wealthy squatters, the Kellys were accused of horse-stealing and cattle duffing. In the early 1870s, while still a teenager, Kelly spent three years in gaol for receiving a stolen horse. In 1878 he went into hiding after he was suspected of shooting a lone police constable who attempted to arrest his brothe....
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