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Help needed in mysterious case of Ned's head
« on: Sunday 20 June 10 12:48 BST (UK) »
I thought this might interest some of you.

There has been a public appeal to help solve the mystery surrounding the purported skull of Ned Kelly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/20/2931843.htm

 - A photograph of Alex Talbot, a former South Melbourne councillor, holding Ned Kelly's skull, which was mentioned in a newspaper report in 1997.

- Any information on grave exhume contractor Mr Lee of Lee and Dunn or his family, who was responsible for delivering Kelly's skull to the governor.

- Information about wax museum owner Maximilian Kreitmeyer who apparently made a death mask of Ned kelly shortly after his execution.

- Information about Sir Colin McKenzie, founder of the Australian Institute of Anatomy in Canberra, who was reportedly given Kelly's skull after exhumation.

- The missing bluestone block that marked Kelly's grave as E Kelly and the date of execution as 11.11.1880.