Descendants of Ned Kelly are pleading for the return of the Victorian bushranger's skull as they prepare for a burial to be held 132 years after his death.
The family will receive Kelly's bones after the Victorian government announced today a new exhumation licence has been signed, but the outlaw's skull is still missing after it was stolen from an Old Melbourne Gaol display case in 1978.
Ellen Hollow, the great granddaughter of Kelly's sister, says the family plans on holding a private burial and wants the skull found so when the time comes for Kelly to be laid to rest his remains can be complete.
Kelly was hanged in 1880 for killing three police officers but the location of his remains had been a mystery until late last year.
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