Like most people in Australia, Ned Kelly and the Kelly armour were names and images I was familiar with. But, again, in common with most of us, I could not have told anyone wanting to know something about him much more than that he was some sort of bushranger who wore armour, was captured after killing some policemen and was hanged. I remembered the Heath Ledger film, there were odd bits of news about him from time to time but really I knew very little. I thought he was probably hard done by. And that was it.