SUCH IS LIFE.
The famous words uttered by Ned Kelly as the noose was put around his neck just before he was hanged in Melbourne Goal.
Ned Kelly has a close association with Beechworth and its goals, he was first registered in their goals at the age of 16 and spent six months there. His last stand was at Glenrowan in 1880 with his preliminary trial at Beechworth Courthouse (below) before being sent to Melbourne Criminal Courts.
This expression is uttered by some Australians but it's most infamous outing since Ned Kelly was when Ben Cousins was picked up by police and his tattoo was 'splashed' across his stomach and every newspaper in the country.
It is such a strong expression and this statue of Ned Kelly shows how he 'stands' by his quote.
I'm am sure Ned regrets getting caught so young and I regret on behalf of Ben Cousins how his tattoo ruined the perfect view of such a perfect six-pack.
Oh well, SUCH IS LIFE!