15 – Kellys: Glenrowan Pt 1

The Kelly Gang “declared war” in the Jerilderie Letter, should Ellen & the others not be released.  Now they prepare themselves for the inevitable violent confrontation with Police and with the Colony of Victoria. 

We continue the exploration of Ned Kelly & the notorious Kelly Gang, bushrangers operating mainly in North East of Victoria, in the 1870’s. 



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Kelly gang armour NMA
Armour & skullcap, after siege
Glenrowan tracks (SLV)
Heaume style helmet
Japanese armour
Kelly letterbox
Kelly letterbox
Kelly Nolan
Kelly sash
Mouldboard (Stratford Perth Museum)
Sherritts Hut
Kelly helmet

REFERENCES:  Episode 15 – Glenrowan Pt 1.

Creagh, D. C., Thorowgood, G. D., James, M., & Hallam, D. L. (2004, 4-8 October 2004). Analyses of Joe Byrne’s armour. Paper presented at the Proceedings of Metal 2004, Canberra ACT.

Culture Victoria. (2013). Ned Kelly’s armour.   Retrieved from https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/history-in-place/ned-kellys-armour/

“Kelly Armour Fact Sheet, State Library of Victoria”. 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 

Jones, I. (1996). Ned Kelly : a short life. South Melbourne, Vic.: Lothian Books.

Molony, J. N. (2001). Ned Kelly. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

Castles, A. C., & Castles, J. (2005). Ned Kelly’s last days : setting the record straight on the death of an outlaw. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.

Corfield, J. J. (2003). The Ned Kelly encyclopaedia. South Melbourne: Lothian.

FitzSimons, P. (2013). Ned Kelly : the story of Australia’s most notorious legend. North Sydney, N.S.W.: Random House Australia.


Hare, F. A. (1892). The last of the bushrangers : an account of the capture of the Kelly gang (pp. vii, 326 p., [328] leaves of plates). Retrieved from https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b3132524

Kelson, B., & McQuilton, J. (2001). Kelly country : a photographic journey. St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press.

Gill, K. (2012). Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly: The historical record 1820-1893. Knoxfield: Gill.

Shaw, I. W. (2012). Glenrowan. Sydney: Pan MacMillan.