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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan

The Postmaster Interviewed

“When he stuck up Bracken at the police station, he went into Bracken’s bedroom, and found Mrs. Bracken in bed with her little son. He shook hands with the little boy, and said, “I may be worth £2000 to you yet, my child.” He then demanded handcuffs and cartridges from Bracken, who had, however, to defend his office, where these things were, by cunning, evasive replies, for had Kelly got the handcuffs he would in all probability have put a pair on the constable, who would then have been unable to escape from the hotel, as he so opportunely did.”

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History News Reports

David Mortimer’s Statement

Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 – 1951), Friday 9 July 1880, page 1 THE GLENROWAN OUTRAGE. MR. MORTIMER’S STATEMENT. Mr. Mortimer, a relative to Mr. Curnow, the man who stopped the train, states: “After we were bailed up we were taken over to Mrs. Jones’s Hotel, and were kept there until it was determined by […]

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History The Railway

Statement of the Stationmaster

An account of Glenrowan from the Glenrowan stationmaster, John Stanistreet.

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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 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 Glenrowan History

Jane Jones’ Statement

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

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Glenrowan History News Reports

HERO OF GLENROWAN – THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED.

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924), Wednesday 27 December 1922, page 4 HERO OF GLENROWAN THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED. Officers of the Victorian Education Department joined on Friday in the expressions of general regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Curnow, the hero teacher who saved the train containing 40 police and a number […]

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Glenrowan History News Reports

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIGHT

A contemporary new report describing the siege and Ned Kelly’s arrival in Melbourne.