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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan

The Postmaster Interviewed

Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 – 1951), Friday 2 July 1880, page 2 GLENROWAN STUCK-UP. […] THE POSTMASTER INTERVIEWED. Next door to the police station is the post-office of Glenrowan, and on the Sunday night Mr. Reynolds, the post-master, was interviewed by Kelly as to where constable Bracken was to be found. Kelly, by his […]

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The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: on the hierarchy of needs and characterisation

An exploration of how an understanding of psychology can help turn historical figures into fully fleshed and authentic characters.

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The Author Speaks

The Author Speaks: Regarding the story behind a moment of crude defiance

“Still, better than a wombat hole, hey, McIntyre?”

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The Author Speaks

The Author Speaks: Regarding Ned Kelly’s Warnings

Ned Kelly gave forewarning of the scale of his Glenrowan plot, as well as some of the motivation behind it, in the letters he wrote with Joe Byrne at Euroa and Jerilderie. At the time these seemed to be more or less hollow threats, but following the Glenrowan tragedy they are almost chilling in their forewarning.

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First Hand Accounts The Police

Constable Arthur’s Testimony

Constable James Arthur’s recollections of the siege given to the Royal Commission.

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Constable Phillips’ Testimony

Witness testimony of Constable William Phillips regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the siege of Glenrowan.

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The Author Speaks

Glenrowan Definitive Edition

Coming late June 2022…

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First Hand Accounts The Police

Constable Dwyer’s Testimony

Evidence from Constable Dwyer to the 1881 Royal Commission.

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First Hand Accounts The Police

Senior Constable Kelly’s Testimony

Testimony given by Senior-Constable John Kelly regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the Glenrowan siege.

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Crime and Punishment History Research

The Hangman: Elijah Upjohn

A brief biography of the man that hanged Ned Kelly.