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Thread #102082   Message #2079601
Posted By: JennieG
17-Jun-07 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Game as Ned Kelly
When I was a child we used to visit my grandparents in Melbourne and in those days the highway still went through Glenrowan, site of the Kelly gang's last siege. Being bloodthirsty kids (as kids always are) we asked our father "is this where Ned Kelly and his gang were shot?"

Dad, who was born and grew up in Melbourne, told us that it was not done to speak of the Kellys in Glenrowan then as there were still folk around who had known the family.

This was in the late 50s-early 60s. (1960s not 1860s!)

Nowadays Glenrowan has really gone for the Kelly Gang tourist thing. The Big Ned is a sight to behold........