A fresh look at Ned Kelly's life | Editorial

ONCE again Beechworth has got a winner on its hands.

And once again it’s because of the town’s enduring link to its colourful past.

The Ned Kelly Vault isn’t, of course, the first to be based on the famous bushranger.

Beechworth has long made known its close links to the Kelly story.

Nevertheless, that probably won’t detract from the new attraction becoming a popular one for both tourists and locals alike.

The Ned Kelly story is certainly one that continues to attract a lot of interest, even 134 years after his death.

It might be reasonably asked then just what is being told that we didn’t already know.

Ned Kelly Vault co-curator Matt Shore has helped to do just that.

The most significant is a table that was put outside the Glenrowan Inn during the Kelly gang siege, and which was somehow saved before the inn burned to the ground.

As Mr Shore says, it’s an entirely new link to the Kelly story and with the promise of even more items to come, is sure to keep the tourists coming.

The organisers are to be congratulated on what they have achieved.