The Resource Glenrowan, Ian W. Shaw

Glenrowan, Ian W. Shaw

Label
Glenrowan
Title
Glenrowan
Statement of responsibility
Ian W. Shaw
Title variation
Glenrowan
Title variation remainder
the legend of Ned Kelly and the siege that shaped a nation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
364.154099455
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Glenrowan, Ian W. Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-327) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000047962189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 340 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742610986
Other physical details
ill., ports.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25911429
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759165403
  • kt25911429

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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