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
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
taken to Melbourne, patched up, hurriedly tried and sentanced to
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
Many sites can be easily googled
for information on Australias most famous bushranger, Ned
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
Stealth maybe required as there maybe others wandering around,
you also may be watched from nearby residents.