Telling one of our great stories
The Bushranger Ned Kelly was one of the most recognised and controversial figures of Australian history, and his capture at Glenrowan is one of Australia’s great stories. The events surrounding the shoot-out and capture that followed has been the subject of numerous paintings, writings, plays and films. Yet the site associated with the demise of his gang lacks any significant infrastructure that can aid in telling the story.
The proposal took advantage of the natural characteristics of a corner of an open park fronting the town’s main street, which afforded views to the significant sites: the capture site, siege site and railway platform. Drawing on accounts of observers gathering within the trees during the siege, and Ned Kelly’s strong association with the ‘bush’, the Ned Kelly Interpretive Centre provides public space and a sequence of galleries that intermingle with the trees and focus from there on the key sites.
Organisation: From Consolidated to Dispersed