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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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Glenrowan History News Reports

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIGHT

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

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The Author Speaks

SUPERINTENDENT HARE’S REPORT.

Account by Superintendent Hare of his re-assignment to the Kelly pursuit, the lead up to the siege and his involvement in the opening stage of the battle.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History

STATEMENT OF MR. CURNOW

Thomas Curnow recounts his experience at Glenrowan as a prisoner of the Kelly Gang.

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Film Popular Culture

Glenrowan on Film: True History of the Kelly Gang

How was the Glenrowan Siege portrayed in Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Peter Carey’s novel, and how does it compare to what we know of the history?

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Captain Standish Glenrowan History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare The Kelly Gang The Police

When the Kellys were Cornered – Dramatic Series of Telegrams – By L.T LUXTON

When the Kellys were Cornered (1931, December 12). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 8. When the Kellys were Cornered Dramatic Series of Telegrams By L.T LUXTON Like Robin Hood and his merry men, Ned Kelly and his picturesque ruffians are gradually acquiring the rosy glow of heroes of romance. How Ned and […]

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Aaron Sherritt History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Author Speaks The Cave Party The Kelly Gang The Police

Supt. Sadleir’s recollections

Extracts from Superintendent John Sadleir’s memoirs concerning the Glenrowan Siege and the events that led to it.

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Glenrowan History

THE ENQUIRY ON THE BODY OF MARTIN CHERRY.

A report on the inquest into the death of Martin Cherry, who was a civilian killed during the siege.

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Aaron Sherritt Detective Ward Glenrowan Joseph (Joe) Byrne Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Byrnes The Cave Party The Police The Sherritts

Constable Armstrong’s account of the murder of Aaron Sherritt

The following information comes from the evidence of Henry Armstrong who had been one of the constables stationed with Aaron Sherritt the night he was murdered. It concerns the events leading up to the murder that may have played a role in Aaron’s death, and follows the narrative through the murder with the occasional detour. These are merely extracts from the evidence, rather than the evidence in its entirety in order to keep it as focused as possible on the subject of Aaron Sherritt.

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History Superintendent Hare The Police

Supt. Hare’s account of Glenrowan from the Royal Commission

The following extracts come from Superintendent Hare’s testimony during the 1881 Royal Commission. We begin with Hare’s account of the events leading up to the siege and his involvement in the early stages, including his injury. We close on Hare recounting some of his frustrations with the police that were to be working with Aaron Sherritt, as well as a brief account of a discussion with the “Diseased Stock Agent” about the armour.