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A stirring oil painting of the dramatic last stand of the notorious outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang has sold for almost £100,000.<br />
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The artwork, which depicts the bloody 1880 siege of Glenrowan, sparked a bidding war among determined Australian collectors.<br />
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It fetched over six times its £15,000 pre-sale estimate when it went under the hammer with Sworders, of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.<br />
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The Kelly gang, fed up of life on the run, took 60 hostages at a hotel and had a shoot-out with police as they approached.