The Ned Kelly GPS Tour is an all-in-one audio book, tour guide and satellite navigation system which provides the user with a unique travel experience. Now with the touch of a screen, travellers can be entertained and informed with historical information and legendary local stories.
Our interactive guide encompasses a planned route rich in multimedia content and direct navigation instructions to chosen Kelly Country locations. With the Ned Kelly GPS Tour you and your family, from the comfort of your own vehicle, will be taken on a journey back in time to nineteenth century Victoria – a pioneering territory full of the hopes and dreams of an emerging nation.
Yet, while Australia is located far from the oppression of mother England, a battle continued to be waged by struggling selectors against old world greed and discrimination from the prosperous squatters and government officials. One such battle was Ned Kelly’s.
The Ned Kelly GPS Tour is available for hire online at nedkellygpstours.com.au or at selected outlets. The journey encompasses three distinct touring routes along the Ned Kelly trail (click on the sound files to get an example of the Ned Kelly GPS Tour audio):
Beveridge to Glenrowan
From the probable place of Ned Kelly's birth to the demise of his infamous Kelly Gang, your journey along the Hume Highway will be one full of history and awe. On the way you'll visit locations in and around Wallan, Beveridge, Avenel, Euroa, Benalla and Glenrowan and experience an understanding of Kelly Country the way it was more than 130 years ago.
Beechworth and Woolshed Valley The area around Beechworth and the Woolshed Valley played a significant role in the lives of not only the Kelly Gang but many of their family and friends. From the imposing sand stone gaol in Beechworth to the rolling hills and deep valleys of the Woolshed, this was the place that witnessed pivotal moments in the fortunes of Ned, Joe, Dan and Steve.
Greta to Mansfield
Two of the most significant events which shaped the Kelly Gang occurred on this section of the tour. An exploration of the story of Ned Kelly would not be complete without visiting the long time home of Ned's mother Ellen, location of the 'Fitzpatrick Incident' which ultimately led to the shootout and deaths of three policemen at Stringybark Creek.
While not everyone wants to read about Ned Kelly or the ANZACs or
even The Great Depression, we hope they
want to learn something about
Australian History. From the ex-Prime Minister
John Howard to a confused ex-NSW Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt
(see the 'ex' pattern here?) a number of politicians have jumped on the teaching history bandwagon. But at what
cost? From right wingers
to a multitude of meddling State Governments, it seems
everyone has an agenda. We'd like to let the readers decide
what is worth learning. Here at IronOutlaw.com we
present the facts, the fiction and everything in between. It
all adds to the experience and hopefully makes history an exciting
place to be while also proving it doesn't always have to be written by the victors. [site map]
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