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First Hand Accounts History News Reports

The Priest’s Statement

An account of the Glenrowan siege from the perspective of Father Matthew Gibney.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History

Margaret Reardon’s Testimony

Margaret Reardon’s account of the Glenrowan siege, including her escape from the inn.

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First Hand Accounts History

MR. C. C. RAWLINS’ STATEMENT.

A witness account by Charles Rawlins, a civilian who became part of the first police wave.

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Senior-Constable Kelly’s Statement

South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), Saturday 3 July 1880, page 6 When we started from the platform we ran down towards the railway gates, hearing that the gang were in Jones’s public-house. The men at that time had not sufficient time to scatter, and all made towards the hotel. As we […]

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Constable Bracken’s Statement

A short statement by Constable Bracken recounting his involvement in the bail up at Glenrowan.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History

Robert Gibbons’ Statement

An account of the siege by one of the prisoners.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan The Railway

John Stanistreet’s Statement

A statement by the Glenrowan stationmaster, Stanistreet.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History The Railway

James Reardon’s Testimony

Platelayer James Reardon’s account of the Glenrowan seige.

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First Hand Accounts History Sergeant Steele

Sgt. Steele’s Statement

South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), Saturday 3 July 1880, page 6 I am a sergeant of police at Wangaratta. I arrived here with five men about 5 a.m. We were at once challenged by police, and answered “Wangaratta police.” My men were then distributed around the hut, and I got to […]

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History

Jane Jones’ Statement

An account of the Kelly Gang’s visit to Glenrowan by Jane Jones