Thursday, May 08, 2008

Spade gang hoping to unearth Kelly relics at Glenrowan
ARCHAEOLOGISTS will start a major month-long dig today on the site of Ned Kelly's doomed siege at Glenrowan.

Heritage Victoria is overseeing the project involving six professional archaeologists, a conservator and 40 student volunteers.

They hope to map out the site and find relics of the Glenrowan Inn, which police burnt down on June 28, 1880, in a bid to flush out the Kelly Gang — Ned, his brother Dan, Joe Byrne and Steve Hart — after it had kept 60 locals hostage.