Dome at dusk: Jesse Dowsett and the Kelly gang’s last stand

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 
15 March 2018
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State Library Victoria

Hear the story of Jesse Dowsett, an unsuspecting passenger guard on the train carrying police officers in search of the Kelly gang, who ended up face to face with Ned Kelly himself during the Glenrowan siege.

Find out how events unfolded that day in June 1880 in this Changing face of Victoria exhibition talk. Uncover the role Dowsett played in Kelly’s capture and the Royal Commission on the Police Force of Victoria afterwards.

Dome Galleries, Level 5
Wheelchair accessible
Bookings essential