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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History News Reports

David Mortimer’s Statement

Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 – 1951), Friday 9 July 1880, page 1 THE GLENROWAN OUTRAGE. MR. MORTIMER’S STATEMENT. Mr. Mortimer, a relative to Mr. Curnow, the man who stopped the train, states: “After we were bailed up we were taken over to Mrs. Jones’s Hotel, and were kept there until it was determined by […]

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History News Reports The Kellys

Mrs. Kelly interviewed

Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 – 1918), Tuesday 17 May 1881, page 3 THE POLICE COMMISSION. [FROM THE ARGUS REPORTER.] On Saturday morning the commission went by road from Benalla to Glenrowan, passing through Greta. En route a short stay was made at the residence of Mrs Kelly, mother of the late […]

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Film Popular Culture

Glenrowan on Film: The Last Outlaw

To date the most accurate dramatic on-screen depiction of the Kelly story is the 1980 television mini-series The Last Outlaw. Though far from perfect, it comes very close at times to being spot on. The series was originally imagined as a sprawling epic over around a dozen movie-length episodes like the previous production by the […]

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Film History Popular Culture The Kelly Gang

The Armour

The Kelly armour is one of the most famous, and popular, symbols in Australian culture. It has helped to elevate Ned Kelly from being a mere bushranger to being a symbol of rebellion. But, how did it come to be and how have these four steel suits become such important historical relics? This article will give you all you need to know.

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Daniel (Dan) Kelly Edward (Ned) Kelly Sales The Kellys Writing

An exclusive extract from chapter one of Glenrowan

An excerpt from chapter one: Loyalty concerning the outlaw Kelly brothers and their siblings.

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Glenrowan History News Reports

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIGHT

A contemporary new report describing the siege and Ned Kelly’s arrival in Melbourne.

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Creative Yarns from Kelly Country

The Californian

In the absence of men about the house, Ellen Kelly acquires a new suitor, and her son Dan has to reconsider his place in the pecking order.

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History News Reports

EXCITEMENT AT GLENROWAN

A contemporary news report covering the immediate aftermath of the siege.

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Aaron Sherritt First Hand Accounts History The Sherritts

Inquest on Sherritt

A report on Aaron Sherritt’s inquest.

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History Literature The Inner Circle The Kellys The Sympathisers

A Sister’s Love by William Beer

An 1881 poem about Kate Kelly.