On the way home from Bright we decided to go to Glenrowan. This is where Ned Kelly, probably Australia’s most famous (or infamous) bushranger was caught in the siege finally caught The Kelly Gang. These days the freeway diverts traffic away from Glenrowan but it’s well worth getting off it to go into town. There is a self-guided walk around town pointing out all the major points of interest. Each stop explains its part in the siege. There is also a museum devoted to all things related to the Kelly Gang.
Australian’s are fond of ‘big’ things ie big Banana, ram, Koala, Lobster and many, many more. This ‘big’ Ned is in the town centre.
The re-creation of Ned Kelly’s capture after being shot. He wore the metal shield around his torso and head but left is legs unprotected so that’s where the police shot him.
The Museum and Tourist Centre.
Bollards are placed around town on the self-guided walk to re-create the characters involved in the shootout and capture of Ned and some of his gang members.
The train station has been re-built. This is where Ned and his gang were transported to Melbourne to face judgement.
The jail cell where Ned was kept while transport was organised to Melbourne.