is a small town located in the Wangaratta Local Government Area
. It is 184 kilometres north-east of Melbourne
and 14 kilometres from Wangaratta
and located near the Warby Ranges and Mt. Glenrowan. At the 2006 census
, Glenrowan had a population of 952.
Glenrowan was named after farmers James and George Rowan
who ran farms in the area between 1846
. The township was settled in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on February 22
It is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police.
The Town today
Glenrowan is a popular rest point for those travelling on the Hume Freeway
. In the township of Glenrowan, off the highway, tourists can rest, walk and examine the famous Kelly siege sites.
The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ovens & King Football League.
Works on the area and Ned Kelly
Though a very small locality many books on the Kelly Gang's final siege at Glenrown exist. Though many works discuss land selection, social conflict etc, they all have many details, photos, maps, sketches and facts about 1880 Glenrowan, its railway, the two hotels, and planned train derailment.
- Kenneally, J. J. The Inner History of the Kelly Gang, 1929 (many reprints available- this was a watershed pro-Kelly work) shows pictures of Glenrowan during the 1880s
- Brown, Max. Australian Son, Georgian House, Melbourne, 1948 (plus subsequent reprints) shows pictures of Glenrowan in the 1940s
- Carey, Peter, True History of the Kelly Gang, Vintage, 2001
- Cave, Colin (ed.) Ned Kelly Man and Myth, Cassel Nth Melbourne, 1963. (an important watershed work in lifting the Kelly story into the academic arena)
- Jones, Ian. Ned Kelly: A Short Life, Lothian, Port Melbourne, 1995. (a comprehensive work including sketches of Glenrowan and the Kelly siege)
- Prior,Tom. et al, A Pictorial History of Bushrangers, Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1968. (many photos of Glenrowan in 1880 taken during and after the Kelly siege at the hotel)
- Molitorisz, Sacha. The Romance of Robbery: Australian Bushrangers, Murray David, French Forest, 1998, ISBN1 876411015 (photos and contemporary drawings of Ned Kelly at Glenrowan)
- McQuilton, John. The Kelly Outbreak 1878-1880, Melbourne University Press, 1979. (a watershed academic work which discusses land selection in the vicinity of Glenrowan)
- Phillips, John, The Trial of Ned Kelly, The Law Book Company, Nth Ryde, 1987.
- Clune, Frank. The Kelly Hunters, 1954.
- Osborne, Charles. Ned Kelly, Sphere Books, London, 1970.
- Sadlier, John, Recollections of a Victorian Police Officer, (1913)Penguin Colonial Facsimiles Ringwood, 1973. (autobiography from a Kelly Gang police pursuer and conflicts in the Glenrowan locale)
- Douglas Stewart, Ned Kelly, 1943. (play for radio broadcasts)
- The Last Outlaw (1980) (a TV mini-series)
Fictional novels set around Glenrowan
Google Street View- Ned Kelly animated theatre