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Waler Poem Example
Ned Kelly at Glenrowen
NED KELLY AT GLENROWEN
So boy keep your mouth shut don't tell em what i'm doing...
For its jail for me as you will see if you talk it will be my ruin..
The Kelly friends swapped horses when the gang
hid in their field...
The worn out nags were fed with bags,
nosebag chaff and oats a meal...
Mirth and Music and some more joined Minnie
for a rest ...
They needed to be strong to carry the men a
galloping to the west...
Fresh horses at Glenrowen to gallop and get away...
Joe Byrne was dead, heartbroken Ned, would stay
to make em pay!...
Dan and Steve rode north, black Minnie,
Dan rode her....
Steve Hart’s horse was game of course,
of racing blood so rare....
Sydney then the Waler boat, with horses put to sea...
To India with remount horses, from Australia they were free ...
The 2 Missing Kelly Gang horses ..
I say 2 mounts were found belonging to the Kelly Gang
of 1880 after the Glenrowen stoush, Mirth and Music, only two? What about Minnie the black
Race mare taken from Jerilderie during the bank holdup 1879.
We know the other two men Dan Kelly and Steve Hart
would have wanted thoroughbred horses also to outrun the following police, very important
if you were being chased by the traps in those days. In Ned Kelly a short life by Ian Jones
A very interesting book, it tells of the robbery of the bank at Jerilderie, while there
7-10th February 1879, Steve Hart took a black race mare called Minnie when asked to by
Ned Kelly. She was kept by Kelly friends till Steve Hart came and took her away a year
later in 1880. Dan Kelly was riding her at Glenrowen in 1880.
Having been a Jockey myself and having chased ordinary horses with a race horse I know you
can chase down horses and yard them easily on a quicker mount
My money is on a fast mare.
Poem Copyright © DON JOHNSON