Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Ned Kelly's Last Stand



Ned Kelly's Last Stand

          About 236 kilometers northeast of Melbourne is the small town of Glenrowan where the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang made their last stand.

          On June 27th 1880, the Kelly Gang took 62 hostages and kept them at Ann Jones' Glenrowan Inn and waited for the police.

          With the inn set on fire as a way of flushing the gang members out, the Kelly Gang fought it out with the police. Ned Kelly's brother Dan and Joe Byrne were killed during the siege. Ned Kelly, wearing a bullet proof armour, was shot down and captured.

          The last seven photos show the spots where the bloody action took place.

          Today, business establishments in Glenrowan are banking heavily on the popularity of Ned Kelly and his gang and business has been good. The legend of Ned Kelly lives.

- Konted


Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Gelnrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Wictoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Glenrowan in Victoria

Actual site where the Kelly Gang made their last stand in 1880

Members of the Police Force were positioned here during the siege.

Police station near the actual site. As this station was still non-existent in 1880, there was a horse stable for the Mounted Police.

Train station across Glenrowan Inn. Reporters took cover here during the siege.

Policemen, on board a train, were actually responding to an emergency call from the nearby town of Beechworth when news broke out that Ned Kelly and his gang were occupying Ann Jones' Glenrown Inn.

The actual site where Ned Kelly was shot down and captured.

Sergeant Steele fired the shot that seriously wounded Ned Kelly.
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Ned Kelly's Boyhood Home


Ned Kelly's Boyhood Home

           The other day, on board a Dodge Journey, we took the Hume Freeway en route to Beveridge, some 58 kilometers from Melbourne. Beveridge is the birthplace of famous Australian bushranger/ outlaw Ned Kelly.
           

            On Kelly St. stands an old, dilapidated cottage which was Ned Kelly's boyhood home. It was built by Ned's father, Red Kelly, in 1859. About a kilometer away, perched on a little hill, is a historic tavern built in 1845. It was Red Kelly's favorite hangout as he was a heavy drinker. The Hunter''s Tryst also houses the Post Office and the town's General Store.           

            It is interesting to note that during Ned Kelly's skirmishes with the police, his trial and sentencing, and eventual execution by hanging, there were countless Ned sympathizers, short of a cult being formed. That was a manifestation of the Australian trait of siding with the underdog. Para din mga Pinoy. Shades of Nardong Putik, shades of Tiagong Akyat.

- KONTED


Ned Kelly

Kelly House

Kelly House

Kelly House

Kelly House

Kelly House

Kelly House

Historic Hunter's Tryst
Historic Hunter's Tryst



Historic Hunter's Tryst

Historic Hunter's Tryst

Historic Hunter's Tryst

Historic Hunter's Tryst

Historic Hunter's Tryst 

Historic Hunter's Tryst

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