Melbourne Restaurant serves up Ned Kelly Warrant

For over thirty years the original Police Warrant to Apprehend outlaw Ned Kelly hung behind the cash register in a CBD restaurant in Melbourne, Vic. The owners had purchased the unassuming folded warrant at a local auction in the 1970s. The warrant is dated January 1 1876 and issued by Justice of the Peace Robert Wood to Constable Costello and measures 33 cm x 12 cm.. Shapiro Auctioneers sold this highly rare and significant artifact of Australian history by auction on Wednesday 23 September 2008 for $53,680.00(IBP)