...a place in the KellyGang story
The importance of Hotels Pubs and Shanties has not changed. Any town had at least one hotel. Many a selector or other person sold grog to weary travelers from the many unregistered road side shanties.
The hotels pubs and shanties were one of the key centres of community life. Many hotels had billard halls and theatres attached.
Beer was expensive by comparison. (Argus2/4/61)
Towns like Beechworth and Benalla had their own breweries. Spirits had more alcohol and many drinkers saw things like whiskey as better value. In many places they would mark the bottle and give it to you and charge you for amount you drank at the end. Often 'whiskey' was just a name that was used to cover the local product.
The authorities thought Sly Grog was a problem (Ensign22/9/1874)
The Border City Hotel
Broken River Hotel
Cathcart's Alpine Hotel
Court House Hotel
Cumberland Hotel, Wunghnu
Farmers Arms Hotel
Fox's Railway Hotel
The Gap Hotel
The Gap Inn
Gapstead Inn 10 miles from Beechworth (Argus13/2/79)
Sykes Mrs Anne
Underwood Mr J
Vincent B @
Walker, Fred Dudley
Wallace JA @ @ @ @ @ @
Webb T H @
The KellyGang held up people in the Glenrowan Inn, but they also drank in pubs, met their sympathizers and swapped information with the locals right across the Kelly Country.
Other important hotels and shanties include Julian's , Cox's Royal in Jerilderie (next to the bank), O'Learys in Benalla (home of the senior police) and McDonalds (the Kellys drinking hole in Glenrowan)
Find the hiding places and sites where the KellyGang found fame and fortune and where their friends indulged in horse stealing and tried to make a life against the challenges of the squatters and banks. Let the KellyGang show you the places where they found safety from the law in the bush.