Tourism in Kelly Country, we will add all Kelly related things for you to visit particularly in north-eastern Victoria. If you need any information on any Kelly related recollection shown below streets, towns etc please feel free to e-mail Mike and we can give information accordingly.
Ned Kelly's Animated
The Famous Ned Kelly's last stand, in this you shuffle from room to room viewing the last stand, you start at the Old Melbourne Railway station, then you move into the Ann Jones Inn, where there is a lot of singing,babys crying, dogs barking and chickens clucking, I honestly believe this is what the Ann Jones would have been like back in June 1880,then you hear caps being fired, outside the room you are in!, The siege is on!. Then you move outside and you are standing on the railway station platform, and from here you view the Inn and four armoured outlaws, firing at the police who are to your left, the Kelly's directly in front.
After the siege you head for the Inn and the roof caves in! but wait! there is cyclone fence which catches it, Phew!, but that was burnt down in February due to electrical faults, and is being repaired, so it is not in use. Finally, you enter the gallows at the Old Melbourne Goal, and you see Ned being hung! but only his feet, and that's the end of your show, tad expensive, but worth it I think.
Written on the hand out for the show and I quote:
Donít tell me that at some time in your life you havenít fantasised about going back into history and participating in an historical event.
Well here is your chance to live that dream.
For through the brilliance of animation and computerised robots, you will be transferred back in time, over 100 years, to witness the events that lead up to the capture of the Kelly Gang. Starting as hostages in the hotel, and then onto gunfights - burning buildings - shoot outs - a decent hanging, finishing in our magnificent painting gallery. The show is educational, historically correct and entertaining. It runs for 40 minutes every half hour (in separate rooms) from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily.
Only for people who want to enjoy themselves.
This semi-live theatre production is fully air-conditioned and can seat up to 80 people at any one time
For more information phone
(03) 5766 2367.
The Big Ned Kelly Statue,Glenrowan,Victoria 3675
The Ned Kelly Statue,which
was erected by Kates Cottage,costed $12,500,made in Sydney,in 1990,it stands
high and proud above Gladstone street which is the main road in Glenrowan,the
Statue and Ned Kelly's Last Stand,are the two main atractions for people to come
Original Last Stand & Siege Site,Glenrowan,Victoria,3765.
THE SIEGE SITE & Last
stand of the Kelly Gang still stands today,in this is the replica of the
Glenrowan Station,the original site of the Ann Jones Inn & A replica of the
Glenrowan Inn Sign,a free booklet is available in and around Glenrowan,from most
of the souvenir shops.There are also rocks around all the places where events
happened to do with the Kelly's,like the spot where Ned fell,where the sky
rockets were let off by Tom Lloyd,there is about eight different rocks with
these plaques on them.They were put up by the lions club of Victoria in 1989.
The Glenrowan Hotel, Glenrowan, Victoria 3675.
The Glenrowan Hotel,which
is situated on Gladstone street,offers the finest hospitality in true bush pub
style.Meals are designed for a real appetite offering lunch daily and dinner is
available all week,and is smack-bang right next door to the Kelly Country
Motel,The relaxed atmosphere,this is a great place to wind down,with the fair
dinkum aussie foods. Situated in Gladstone street being Glenrowan's main tourist
Kelly Country Motel,Glenrowan,Victoria,3675.
Here are some details on
the Kelly Country Motel I stay there when ever I go to Glenrowan which is coming
up very soon,not a bad little place. Situated at 44 Gladstone street Glenrowan.
Glen Rowan Cobb & Co ,Glenrowan Victoria 3765.
The Glen Rowan Cobb &
Co,is run by Gary Dean, a great bloke,in his shop he sells Kellyana
memrobilia,so have a look at his site it is most informative,and if you ever go
to Glenrowan,you must visit Gary Deans Cobb & Co....
Kate Kelly's Cottage, Glenrowan Victoria,3765.
Kate Kelly's Cottage,
located in Glenrowan's tourism strip in the main drag, is
run by great friends of mine,Rod and Chris Gerrett,both great people,and there
shop in Glenrowan is a must for any traveller to Glenrowan,they sell everything
from Ned Kelly books to soaps,a must for anyone.....
Replica of Kelly Home,Kates Cottage,Glenrowan,Victoria,3765.
Take a sneak preview of
yester-year at Kate's Cottage in Glenrowan Victoria. This replica of the Kelly
homestead is available to the public, and photographs are most welcome.
Stringy bark Creek &
In Mansfield,or close to
it,on the Tolmie road there is the above picture taken by me,in July,and this is
supposedly where Lonigan was found laying dead when the police party's came
looking for them,but Ian Jones the author of Ned Kelly A Short Life says the
shoot-out took place three hundred metres across the creek,but this is the item
people come to see,and not far from this site is the base or the shape in which
you can see,and a couple of fence posts,are laying where the hide-out for the
Greta Mob or to later be named the Kelly Gang,were hiding before they shot the
Memorial to Police,at Stringybark Creek.
This brand new
memorial,set up by the decedents of the Kennedy family,it is in the new BBQ
area,and has the police numbers of the three deaths.It is a rock,the plaque is
in-bedded inside it......
EUROA the tiny stop-over town was commandeered by Ned Kelly and his party. The robed the bank in Binney street, their is a plaque in cased in the wall of the now Bendigo bank.
Power's Lookout,Near Whitfield,Victoria.
Power's Lookout,is where
Harry Power,teacher of Ned,was camping just above the Quinns home,when one cold
night while Ned was still in Kyeton Lock-up,Jack Lloyd,fell for the reward of
500 pounds for Powers capture,and he was captured,everyone suspected Ned,even
his own family......
In Beveridge,our hero took
his first breath,in 1854,the house still remains,that John 'Red' Kelly built for
his up and coming family.......
Avenel ,is where Ned and
his family lived, and also where Ned saved the life of Richard Shelton, Red's
grave still remains in the local Avenal Cemetery ,but Red became ill here and
Ellen and the family left without Red......