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In an article from the Age entitled Legends of the VFA/VFL it tells about how Ned Kelly, while serving time on the prison hulk Sacramento, played 11 games for the Williamstown Football Club.
It also states that:
"....club records indicated that Kelly was a ''very tough centre half-back'' with ''unconventional tactics''. It is believed Kelly was on track to win the club best and fairest in 1873 but was suspended for six weeks in his final game for headbutting the emergency umpire. In 1928, the club uncovered more evidence of Kelly's time at Williamstown when, while resurfacing the ground, it discovered a prototype of the armour that the bushranger eventually used for the events in Glenrowan."
I sure have never heard that about the finding of the prototype armour before. Why would he have needed it or even thought of need for it back in 1873? Was he that prescient?? Hmmm.....