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Glenrowan: The Legend of Ned Kelly and the Siege That Shaped a Nation

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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 research
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Macmillan
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Lisa
Apr 04, 2015 Lisa rated it did not like it
In June, 1880 Ned Kelly and his gang resurfaced after months in hiding. Kelly, declaring he was tired of running, was determined to force a confrontation with police and had decided that the small, seemingly insignificant, town of Glenrowan would be the site. The slow police reaction caused Kelly's plans to fall apart and a siege occurred, the gang becoming trapped inside Ann Jones's inn. What followed was undoubtedly tragic and marked the end of the Kelly Gang, but it became part of the ...more
David Keal
Sep 30, 2016 David Keal rated it really liked it
An interesting documentation of the events which occurred to bring about the Kelly Gang and following through to the ultimate demise of the gang and the deaths of all its members. An Australian legend comes to life in the pages of this book, I learnt a lot that I wasn't previously aware of. Well written and informative.
Michael Linton
Apr 25, 2014 Michael Linton rated it it was amazing
A good book about a famous event in Australia's history. I just visited Glenrowan and it's interesting to walk the streets and the sites. It puts it in proportion of the small area this clash covered. Great read for history readers or someone interested in the Kelly myth. Kelly is still held in awe by some still as an Aussie legend but the book balances that out with the story of the police and people killed, wounded or damaged emotionally by the Kelly Gangs actions and their story post the ...more
Mary Smith
Feb 16, 2014 Mary Smith rated it really liked it
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I found this book very interesting. I have read quite a bit about Ned Kelly over the years, and found this added a lot to my knowledge. The book goes into great detail about the siege at Glenrowan, and although there is a lot of detail it is never overwhelming. It is well-paced, and keeps track of quite a large cast of characters very clearly.
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May 22, 2012 Garret rated it really liked it
Very interesting and well told. Offered some new insights into this well known event in Australian history.
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