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The Gangs Last Stand Traditional Geocache

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DazRascal: After 10 years and over 1140 finders, I expect some local(s) have finally discovered and disprove of the hide. It has been damaged and stolen a number of times in recent months so instead of constantly fixing it, it’s time to retire it.
Maybe in the future I may replace it with a better hide but until then, the area is open to anyone else that may like to place a cache.

Hidden : 01/28/2008
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A cached placed at one of Australias historically signficant sites. The famous Siege site of the battle between the Kelly gang and the police.

A short detour from the freeway will bring you to this lttle town, big on Kelly Gang history.
At GZ you can wander around the siege site and read the many information boards on the Kelly gangs final fight.

The Kelly Gang, Ned Kelly, Steve Hart, Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly

The Inn site

On June 27th 1880, the day after the shooting of Aaron Sherrit , the Kelly gang bailed up Glenrowan, cut the telegraph wires and forced the railway workers to rip up the line. More than sixty hostages were taken during the day as the gang waited for the arrival of the police's special train. Following a tip-off from the local school teacher the train stopped at the station and a bitter gun battle took place with the police laying siege to the hotel. In the nine and a half hours which followed, the building was burnt to the ground, three of the gang members were killed, and Ned, badly wounded was arrested.

The Inn, at the beginning of the seige.

Ned was taken to Melbourne, patched up, hurriedly tried and sentanced to death.

At 10.00 am on November 11th 1880, Ned Kelly was hanged in the Old Melbourne Goal, whereupon he became an Australian Legend, and his name gained immortality.

Many sites can be easily googled for information on Australias most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

The cache is a small 200ml Sistema clip top container. Original contents are a log sheet, small shifting spanner, and 2 x keyrings. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PEN. There is no writing impliment in the cache.

Stealth maybe required as there maybe others wandering around, you also may be watched from nearby residents.

Good luck

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