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Ned Kelly Walk Through Town

Posted by on December 9, 2013

After the tour of the Ned Kelly Museum, we decided to do a Walk Through Town to see all of the information about Ned Kelly, and his family information. It was quite eerie to walk through town and think about what actually went down all those years ago….

Ned Kelly Walk Through Town ::

GOING BACK INTO HISTORY

THE START OF OUR WALK THROUGH TIME

“The Glenrowan Inn. Ann Jones. Best Accommodation. The above signboard is a replica of the original which was erected here in 1874. The front verandah of the inn to which police laid siege on June 28th 1880 extended westward from this place, to the corner of Siege Street and Beaconsfield Parade”

STEPPING BACK INTO HISTORY

MANY DIFFERENT BOARDS TO READ

Was incredible to read about the Kelly Gang!!!

Business was looking up for Ann Jones, Until the Gang took over her Inn.

More details of the Kelly Gang

THE DETAILS OF THE KILLING

Siege Street ~

The Lay Out of all those found dead.

NED KELLY GANG

IN MEMORY OF ANNE JONES INN

In Memory of Anne Jones

HOW THE GANG WENT DOWN

NO SURRENDER

“It was hot work shooting at the Police. Joe Byrne stopped to grab a drink at the Bar, but was shot in the groin and fatally wounded.

Three Hostages were caught in the cross fire and died :: George Metcalf, Martin Cherry, and sweet young Jack Jones.

“We remained there expecting every minute to be shot until about half past nine in the morning” ~ James Reardon

Eventually the hostages were released, but the siege continued with regular exchanges of gunfire.

Finally the Police decided on a last, decisive act. At 2.50pm, the inn was set alight to flush out the last of the gang.

“All eyes were now fixed on the silent building….still no sign of life” ~ The Argus, 29 June 1880″

NED KELLY ARMOUR

SUITES OF ARMOUR

“Fire Away You Bloody Dogs, You Cant Hurt Us” ~Ned Kelly

“Confident he was bullet proof , Ned moved closer to the police ~ into their waiting gun sights. Constable Gascoigne recognised the muffled voice inside the Helmet, took aim and fired, ripping into Ned’s arm and foot. In disbelief, Gascoigne saw Ned hobble away, just as rockets lit up the sky.” 

STAY LOW

STAY LOW AND AIM STRAIGHT

“Had their been without their Armour,

and could take proper aim at us,

not one of us could have escaped being shot” ~ Superintendent Francis Hare, 1881

THE SPOT A PISTOL WAS FOUND

PISTOL FOUND HERE

PISTOL FOUND HERE ~

11th March 1997

Walking through the town

KYLE HAVING FUN WALKING THROUGH THE GULLY

Walking Past The Spot ~

Where The Pistol Was Found!

GLENROWAN

BALLING UP GLENROWAN

Taking Hostages ~

Were Men in the Tents were railway workers, baled them up and took them as hostages!

GLENROWANS BLACKSMITH SHOP

GLENROWANS BLACKSMITH SHOP

Black Smith Shop

THE END OF THE SIEGE

THE END OF THE SIEGE

“The Figure Stopped, raising one foot onto a log and aiming and firing.

Shot after Shot was fired at, but without effect” ~ Australasian Sketcher ~ 3 July 1880

Australian History

NED KELLY GANG

Ned Kelly Was Wounded, Unmasked and Disarmed ~

According to Policeman Steele

NED KELLY ARMOUR

FALLEN NED KELLY LAST MOMENTS

A CHANGE OF PLANS

A CHANGE OF STRATEGY

Prior to his Capture ~

dazed and wounded, Ned Kelly Hobbled

past the Inn to where his Horse stood in a Fan Shaped Clump of trees.

REBEL ARMY

ROCKETS SIGNAL

Plenty of Mates Supporting Ned Kelly!

HE WAS WEIGHED DOWN

WEIGHED DOWN BY ARMOUR

EVEN with only one hand ~

he still continued to Challenge the Police!!

BETTY ROSE GARDEN

The Betty Williams Rose Garden

The Roses are at the Police Station

INCREDIBLE ROSES

The Old Police Station ~

Where the Betty Williams Rose Garden Is Now.

REPORTERS GETTING THE STORY

DODGING BULLETS

The Station is where the Press Stayed out of the way, but was close enough to get the story.

“Some Reporters ventured close to the action – into ditches and behind trees. They scribbled, made sketches and shouted out warnings. From their Safe Spots, the press and spectators witnessed the siege and Ned’s last moments of freedom.

In the Dim light of the morning, with the steam rising from the ground, he looked like the ghost of Hamlet’s father with no head” – The Argus 5 July 1880.

TELEGRAPH KEYS TAPPED OUT NEWS

NED”S CAPTURE SPREAD FAST

“Badly Wounded, strapped of Armour and guns, Ned was carried to the Station for treatment and the last rites. In Melbourne and Sydney crowds stood outside newspaper offices, and brought business and traffic to a standstill. Within Hours, news of Ned’s capture reached London. By Noon more reporters and spectators arrived at Glenrowan, Photographers set up the bulky wet-plate cameras and developed images in a tent!!

EXACT SITE DURING THE SIEGE

REPLICA BUILDING

The Replica Building where Ned Kelly received Medical attention after he was shot.

Yet there is still that little bit of doubt and wonder…..was Ned Kelly really captured and killed or did someone pose as him? Did one of his brothers say it was Ned?

Guess unless we were there we would never ever know!

But it was so interesting reading and standing where Ned Kelly and his Gangs walked, and interesting reading about the History of the Most Famous Australian Bushrangers!

Have You Been To Glenrowan To See Ned Kelly?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road.

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One Response to Ned Kelly Walk Through Town

  1. Mike

    Another fantastic post from you, Lisa! Your last post was a great introduction and education for me about Ned Kelly whom I had never heard of. And this is great follow-up to that story! I’m like you guys, in that I love to stand at historical places where great events occurred. To close my eyes and imagine it happening right there back 150 years ago. This reminded me in some regards to Custer’s Last Stand here in Montana, USA :)
    Mike recently posted..How Street Racing Changed My Life And Was A Shoot To Thrill

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