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y Glenrowan single work   biography  
Alternative title: Glenrowan : The Legend of Ned Kelly and the Siege That Shaped a Nation.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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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 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.' (Trove record)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the next generation of Kelly Hunters - Hannah, Darcy, Eli, Clementine and Violet (the Shaws) and Billy Winton Fowlie.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia
      Extent: xii, 340p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      • Bibliography: p.323-327.
      ISBN: 9781742610986 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Bookshop Lucy Sussex , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Last Man Standing Steve Meacham , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 April 2012; (p. 18)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Question Time : Ian W. Shaw, Canberra Writer Ian Shaw , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 April 2012; (p. 3)
Off the Shelf : History Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 21 April 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Must Read Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 16 - 22 May no. 882 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Bookshop Lucy Sussex , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Last Man Standing Steve Meacham , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 April 2012; (p. 18)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Off the Shelf : History Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 21 April 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Must Read Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 16 - 22 May no. 882 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Glenrowan Ian Shaw 2012 single work biography
Question Time : Ian W. Shaw, Canberra Writer Ian Shaw , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 April 2012; (p. 3)
Last amended 17 Jul 2012 08:42:00
Subjects:
  • Glenrowan, Wangaratta area, North East Victoria, Victoria,
  • 1880
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