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Author Shaw, Ian W.

Title Glenrowan / Ian W. Shaw
Published Sydney : Macmillan, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012
Sydney, New South Wales : Macmillan, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.02092 Kelly Sha/Gle  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Prologue : the long drop -- Ned Kelly, son of Red Kelly -- Outlaws -- The killing of Aaron -- Ann Jones's Glenrowan Inn -- Saturday night and Sunday, 26/27 June 1880 -- The dark hours : 27/28 June 1880 -- The police special -- First blood -- Reinforcements -- The siege -- Last rites -- Midwinter afternoon, Glenrowan -- Aftermath -- The reckoning -- The legacy
Summary The siege of Glenrowan is more than just an Australian legend. The 41 hours when the Kelly Gang took over Ann Jones' Glenrowan Inn and held the police at bay have become a part of the Australian psyche. Most people know the bare bones of the story, but few know the names and actions of some of those who literally made history over those two days. In this impeccably researched work and vivid retelling, Ian Shaw brings the characters to life through their own words and the observations of those who were there. The real heroes - and the real villains - take centre stage, just as they did at Glenrowan in June 1880. There's the soulful Joe Byrne who toasts the success of the gang one moment and bleeds to death on the hotel floor the next. And the two younger outlaws, Dan Kelly and Steve Hart, who were well and truly out of their depth, seeing no way out at the end, preferring to die rather than surrender. Above it all sits the enigmatic figure of Ned Kelly - vainglorious, cunning and brave - a figure who made too many mistakes in too short a time for his gang to survive
Analysis Australian
Notes "The legend of Ned Kelly and the siege that shaped a nation"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327) and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Kelly, Dan, 1861-1880
Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880.
Byrne, Joe, 1856-1880.
Hart, Steve, 1859-1880
Kelly, Dan, 1861-1880
Glenrowan Inn (Glenrowan, Vic.) -- Siege, 1880
Bushrangers -- Australia.
Glenrowan Inn (Glenrowan, Vic.) -- Siege, 1880
Sieges -- Australia -- Glenrowan (Vic.) -- History -- 1851-1891
Sieges -- Australia -- Glenrowan (Vic.)
Glenrowan (Vic.) -- History.
Glenrowan Inn (Glenrowan, Vic.) -- Siege, 1880
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781742610986 (paperback)
Other Titles Glenrowan : the legend of Ned Kelly and the siege that shaped a nation