He was captured in a famous gunfight at Glenrowan, where he and his brother had fashioned iron armour. The armour consisted of his famous "bucket" helmet which was a metal can with an eyeslit in it. For body protection, they wore two iron plates in a sandwich board style. The fight at the hotel in Glenrowan lasted three days and Ned was the only person not killed outright during the battle. He was instead tried and hung after the fight by the state of Victoria.
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones played the roll of Ned in an early 70's movie which got terrible reviews.