Glenrowan History News Reports


Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924), Wednesday 27 December 1922, page 4



Officers of the Victorian Education Department joined on Friday in the expressions of general regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Curnow, the hero teacher who saved the train containing 40 police and a number of Pressmen from destruction by the Kelly gang of bushrangers, at Glenrowan, 42 1/2 years ago.

Mr. Curnow retired from the service seven years ago on a pension of £143 a year — two-thirds of his average salary for the previous three years. The records show that he was also paid £550 as compensation.

After his transfer to Ballarat more than 40 years ago, Mr. Curnow showed no inclination for a change to another district, and at the time of his retirement he was an assistant teacher of the Urquhart street State School.

By AJFPhelan56

I am a 30-something father, writer and artist residing in Melbourne, Australia. Currently writing novels and screenplays on top of running the popular bushranger site A Guide to Australian Bushranging.

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