Welcome to Glenrowan

“Vivid, poetic, and meticulously researched, this will become the definitive dramatisation of the Kelly story in years to come…”

Matthew Holmes: director of ‘The Legend of Ben Hall’.

“Glenrowan captures the tumult of the siege at Ann Jones’ inn…”

Anthony Bunn: journalist, Border Mail.

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Welcome to Glenrowan. Here you will find resources, short stories and blogs pertaining to the upcoming novel about the siege of Glenrowan in 1880.

Glenrowan is the story of how one man’s burning obsession can have far reaching and devastating consequences, but it is also the story of how a tiny town between towns became as iconic as Gettysburg or Waterloo. The name Ned Kelly is known around the world, but now it is time to examine what cemented him as such a monolithic figure in history.

This is a story that helped forge a national identity but has been swallowed up by myth and legend. Glenrowan goes back to the history to find the real Kelly Gang and give a voice to those who have been forgotten in the folktales. It is an exploration of how people shape and are shaped by their environment and society. This is not about heroes and villains, but rather about people. Through dramatising history with authenticity we see the complexity and nuance of human nature that many history books overlook and understand the ‘why’, not simply the ‘how’.

Through this site you will discover the process that forged the text. You will also be able to stay on top of unfolding news related to the progress of the book through to publishing and distribution.

If you would like to read the latest posts you can find them listed below, or you can find them through the menu. You can also read short stories about the Kelly Gang and other people featured in Glenrowan under the banner of Yarns from Kelly Country.

The site of the siege of Glenrowan as it looks today.

Where to buy

You can purchase Glenrowan online via our shop or from one of these following locations:

Eltham Bookshop

Booktique Wangaratta

Vintage Hall Cafe

Glenrowan Tourist Centre

Geelong Gaol Museum

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre

Kate’s Cottage