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‘We’re still hunted’: Ned Kelly family descendants lose legal bid for cultural protections

Ned Kelly’s great-grandniece has lost a Supreme Court bid to halt development at the site of the outlaw’s last stand at Glenrowan after arguing she and her family should be afforded cultural protections under Victoria’s human rights laws.

Joanne Griffiths, a fourth-generation descendant of Ned and Dan Kelly’s parents, John and Ellen Kelly, said the decision handed down last week was the latest setback in clashes with Victoria’s legal system that has punished the family for hundreds of years.

“We were hunted back then, and we’re still hunted now,” she told this masthead.

“If we were Indigenous, this would not be happening.”

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