G L E N R O W A N
& Dan rode south west towards Glenrowan, Ned and Steve had already forced
railway employees, to rip up a small section of track. They firstly went to the
station masters house, where they kept the first of their captives, Ned then
bailed up the local Inn at Glenrowan, called the:
The replica sign board of the Glenrowan situated at Glenrowan Victoria for more information on Glenrowan check out or tourism section.
knocked at the back door, a voice came from inside "Whose there?" said a
soft female voice "It doesn't matter, just please open up" said Ned. After
the gang entered, the had dinner cooked by Mrs Jones, then they moved
all their captives across to the Inn.
a fatal mistake, he told his plans out load to everyone in the Inn. Thomas
Glenrowan school teacher, came out with Ned & Joe to pick up more captives, he
asked Ned if he could go home due to his wife being seriously ill, Ned being a kind a very trust
Worthing person said to Cur now,"..Go home, but don't dream to loudly..".As soon as
Cur now left he ran down the line, just as the train was coming which was to be de-railed by the
gang, before the Glenrowan station. He held a red scarfer out in front of the train until it
pulled into a hult.The train driver, asked "..Whets Wrong?.." Cur now replied in a puffed out voice "..The
Kelly's'..". Joe was outside when
the train came to the station, SHHHHHHH, went the old steam train, Joe raced in and
said "The train is coming......It's Stopped!.." At this point
Constable Bracken the local Glenrowan police man, ran out the front door, and warned the police who were at the
station, where the Kelly's` were.
Arthur squatted in the grass about 100 metres from the Inn where the outlaws
were holed up. There was a lull in the shooting; all was quiet.
Ned Kelly's armour worn the faithful morning at Glenrowan, one last stand to return for his mates.
As Ned stopped about twenty metres from the Inn, to reload, he lent against a dead ghost gum, the only thing between Ned and the Inn was Sgt Arthur Steele. Ned saw Steele and fired once at him, but hit the dirt in front of him, wafting it up into his eyes, then Sgt Steele fired a shot gun shell into Ned's right leg, Ned Bellowed
"..My Legs you Mongrel!..".
A second one was fired, finally Ned collapsed into a heap, and was captured, he yelled seconds after he fell
"..I'm Done!, I'm Done!.."
.They took him across to the station masters home, where he received medical attention. Joe had been shot in the groin by bullet passing through the Inns walls he died without muttering word.
Finally the police set fire to the Inn as Dan & Steve were still inside. As the Inn was in full blaze, father Gibney ran in to the Inn a recovered Joe's body and saved Martin Cherry from being burnt alive, he Cherry died soon after. Once the Inn was burnt to the ground, two bodies were scraped from the Inn believed to be that of Dan & Steve, It was the end of The Kelly Gang, they sent Ned to Benalla where he spent the night in the lock-up, then they took him down to Melbourne, to have a trial, to prove nothing but injustice.