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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Kelly armour video

Step inside the famous suit of armour that Ned Kelly wore on the day he was captured by police. This video offers a virtual reconstruction of the armour and some background to the fateful siege in Glenrowan in 1880.

Learn how the armour was made, how Kelly tested it before the battle, and how it contributed to the 'Kelly myth'.

You can see the Kelly armour on display in The changing face of Victoria exhibition in the Dome Galleries.