Since I have been making Kelly Gang Gear, I have been very fortunate to meet some of the most amazing people and have a wonderful Customer Base. I also love helping to promote other Great Australian Artists and Craft people that also do some Awsome Ned Kelly inspired gear. Australian Icon , Australian Made Thank you One and All, and Thank You Ned ! Listed are some of the Highlights
6 Degrees of Ned Kelly- Melita Rowston Melbourne Fringe Festival
MNKC to be sponsor for the 2015 Ned Kelly Weekend
A complete Kelly Gang Armour set for Ned the Musical to Premier in Bendigo in May 2015
Ned Kelly Helmet for F.R.E.E Australia Party Raffle 2015
Commemorative Horn cover for Freedom Riders, Mad Max and The Glenrowan Shootout Runs 2015
Ned Kelly Helmet for the Ned Kelly Vault Beechworth 2014
Joe Byrne Armour to Feature in Eldorado Museum Vic
Pawn Stars Australia
Released early 2015 MNKC meets Happy Hockers for the 1st season of Pawn Stars Australia
August 2014 Letter from Paul O'Keefe (Neducate) Kelly Gang Descendent
I was truly Humbled by this letter sent to me from a direct Descendent of the Harts, Thank you Paul , it is much appreciated.
August 2014 How to Talk Australians. Featuring MNKC N.K Armour
I was Chuffed when asked by the Art Director of Guilty Films (who produced the first pilot of Wilbur) if they could use one of My Armours in an off beat Australian Comedy Skit . How to Talk Australians is on You-tube and about to be picked up by TV to produce it as a series , in Episode 5 there is a scene about Ned Kelly ,in which Nedward is adorned by an MNKC Armour lent to them to do the shoot , the Armour is now proudly Owned By Julie F in QLD. If you want a good laugh , have a watch of all 8 episodes . Parental Guidance Recommended .Due to Language and Adult Themes.
The photos here are of the Armour after it was finished and Kippa Modelling The Armour on the Set in which the episodes were shot
This is a clip from the comedy series soon to be released on TV How to Talk Australians Episode 5 Short Complete Videos available to watch on You-Tube
Ned Kelly Weekend Beechworth 2014
2014 MNKC Made the Armour Ned (Matt Aldridge) wore at the re-enactment and sponsored the Beard ,Moustache & Tattoo contest at the Ned Kelly weekend in Beechworth, and threw a couple of helmets in to raise money for next years event, these were Auctioned on the Sat Night and fetched a handsome sum. We were blown away when we were told we were one of the Major Sponsors, A great weekend was had by all. Here are a fey pics of the event, some by us and some by some friends ,Thanks to Kelli and Monk and Kevn Lee.
Ned Helmet to raise funds for the UMCQ fighting fund to fight the VLAD Laws in QLD on Australia Day 2014 and Auctioned off on Ebay
Ned has Left the Building
This is a self made Mini Movie staring Kippa as Ned , After closing the shop Kippa and I made this short Vid to thank all our loyal customers and friends over the time we had the Shop in Garfield. This Ned is proudly Owned by Bazz Vic.
TV Commercial for Oates Cleaner
I was blown away when Tim contacted me and said he wanted to buy an Armour for a TV commercial, for an Aussie Cleaning product Company. the rest is History.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Sydney
I was highly honored to have been selected to make the Ned Kelly Suit of Armour and Stand for Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum Sydney , opened May 2012 The company contracted to set up the display is from The Netherlands , they found me on the Net.
Gasoline Inc. (Melbourne Based Rock Band)
_Gabriel O'Brien and Mick Haggerty of Gasoline Inc. ( and their lovely
Ladies) purchased a NK helmet from me to promote their New EP "The
Wanted One" a rock song inspired by the Ned Kelly story. Awesome Music
Guys. Gasoline Inc. Website You-Tube Video "Cooking with Gas" includes interview with myself at our shop in Garfield Vic. Click on pic for more photos
Robotic Automation Systems
RA purchased a NK helmet from me to use on one of their Robots for a demonstration , the robot with NK helmet is pouring drinks and serving clients. You Tube Video RA systems Website
Cobb & Co , Glenrowan, Vic
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Author and Ned Kelly Historian Gary Dean who runs the Cobb & Co in Glenrowan , Vic. Gary purchased Helmets and Armour from me , I honestly felt like I had sold Ice to the Eskimos. Gary Deans Cobb& Co Gary's Website
Luke Ludwell (Author, Photographer & Ned Historian)
Luke Purchased a Full set of Full size Kelly Gang helmets from me. It is an honour when Ned Historians believe your work is worthy of them owning.
The Outlaw Inn S.A
Chris Higgins , one of Australia's biggest Collectors of Ned Kelly & Kelly Gang Memorabilia has purchased somewhere in the vicinity of 40 pieces from me , some custom made to Chris's specs. Thanks Chris for your Support , your a corker.
Paul O'Keefe (Neducate , and direct relation to Steve Hart)
It is a pleasure to know (but yet to meet in person) Paul, Paul runs a program called Neducate in NSW ,travelling around to schools and telling the true Kelly story to school kids , and giving Public Lectures Paul's Great Great Grandmother was Esther Hart,Steve Harts Sister , Steve was a member of the Kelly gang and was killed in Glenrowan in 1880 Esther was Ned Kelly's Girlfriend. Neducate Website