Evidence given by Constable Charles Gascoigne to the Royal Commission describing his involvement in the hunt for the gang, culminating with his involvement in the siege at Glenrowan.
Month: Jun 2021
An account of Glenrowan from the Glenrowan stationmaster, John Stanistreet.
An account of the Glenrowan siege from the perspective of Father Matthew Gibney.
Margaret Reardon’s account of the Glenrowan siege, including her escape from the inn, from the 1881 Royal Commission.
A witness account by Charles Rawlins, a civilian who became part of the first police wave.
Mr. Superintendent Hare, with Mr. Rawlings, a volunteer from Benalla, was close to me. Mr. Hare said, “I am shot in the wrist,” but he continued to fire. We sought cover, and Hare said to me, ‘”For God’s sake surround the house, and don’t let them escape.” He then fired again, and gave the gun to Rawlings. He then left, saying, “Kelly, place the men under cover,” and I placed the men around the house.
A short statement by Constable Bracken recounting his involvement in the bail up at Glenrowan.
I am a farmer, and have recently been stopping at Glenrowan with Mr. Reynolds. I came to the railway station about 8 o’clock on Sunday night with Mr.. Reynolds to ask about his little boy, who had not been home. When we knocked at the door Mrs. Stainstreet told us that Mr. Hart was inside, and that they had been stuck up ever since 3 o’clock on Saturday morning. We followed her in, and saw Steve Hart. She told him who we were, and he then put his fire-arms down, giving us to understand that we were not to go out.
A statement by the Glenrowan stationmaster, Stanistreet.
Platelayer James Reardon’s account of the Glenrowan seige taken by the Royal Commission.