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First Hand Accounts History Sergeant Steele

The Kelly Gang. New Light on an Old Tragedy (23 September 1911)

A compilation of interviews conducted by Brian Cookson of Ann Jones, Arthur Steele and Paddy Allen.

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First Hand Accounts History

Anton Wicks’ Testimony

Testimony given by Anton Wicks (i.e. Wick, Weekes) regarding Aaron Sherritt’s death.

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Creative Writing

An Extract from Chapter Two: Ned Kelly’s Masterplan

Joe Byrne holds a clandestine meeting with the Sherritts in this extract from the second chapter of Glenrowan.

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Film Popular Culture

Glenrowan on Film: The Last Outlaw

To date the most accurate dramatic on-screen depiction of the Kelly story is the 1980 television mini-series The Last Outlaw. Though far from perfect, it comes very close at times to being spot on. The series was originally imagined as a sprawling epic over around a dozen movie-length episodes like the previous production by the […]

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Film History Popular Culture The Kelly Gang

The Armour

The Kelly armour is one of the most famous, and popular, symbols in Australian culture. It has helped to elevate Ned Kelly from being a mere bushranger to being a symbol of rebellion. But, how did it come to be and how have these four steel suits become such important historical relics? This article will give you all you need to know.

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Glenrowan History News Reports

Commencement of the Fight (2 July 1880)

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

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History News Reports

Excitement at Glenrowan (3 July 1880)

A contemporary news report covering the immediate aftermath of the siege.

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Aaron Sherritt First Hand Accounts History The Sherritts

Inquest on Sherritt (29 June 1880)

A report on Aaron Sherritt’s inquest including witness statements.

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Film Popular Culture

Glenrowan on Film: The Glenrowan Affair

A look at how the Glenrowan siege was presented by the film The Glenrowan Affair.

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Aaron Sherritt Edward (Ned) Kelly History Joseph (Joe) Byrne Sergeant Steele The Cave Party The Kelly Gang

Sherritt and the Kelly Gang

A news report covering Ned Kelly’s transfer to Beechworth and Aaron Sherritt’s relationship with the Kellys and police that led to his murder.