Ned Kelly's missing skull 'discovered' in the cupboard of a witch
The missing head of the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly has reportedly been discovered in the cupboard of a self-confessed witch in New Zealand.
74-year-old Anna Hoffman told New Zealand’s Herald on Sunday newspaper that a uniformed security guard had given her the skull at a family dinner 30 years ago while she was on holiday in Australia.
“We got talking about skulls and the next day he turned up with this skull. He said it was Ned Kelly's skull, and told me to 'put it in the bottom of your bag and wrap it up'.”
Ms Hoffman, who in the 1960s and 70s attracted media attention after claiming to be a witch, said she had cared for the head - one of more than 20 skulls in her collection.