There were anywhere from 40 to 62 prisoners in the Glenrowan Inn, summoned there by Ned Kelly and his gang. At various times people were held at the Inn and the stationmaster’s house, with most eventually being kept in the Inn. Once Bracken was taken prisoner, everyone was kept in the Inn. Some were sympathisers and others were simply caught up in what was going on. Below is a smattering of names of some who witnessed history. (this list includes all prisoners no matter where they were held)
Delaney John (son)
Catherine & Eugene…
John & 3 brothers.
Ryan kids x 3 or 4.
Stanistreet kids x 3.
The Policeman (see Traps.)
Railway Contractors working for Piazzi.
Sander Cook William (Labourer from Taminick)
McAuliffe x 2
Mrs Reardon Margaret
Rennison William & Catherine
Mr & Mrs Ryan
The terrified Mrs. Stanistreet and her children were left at home (where
some prisoners were earlier held and watched by Steve Hart).
Mrs. Bracken and her two year old son Richard were also left at home…..Mrs. Margaret Reardon was listed as Mary in McMenomy (Ned Kelly) and Margaret by The Royal Commission, Jones (A Short Life) & Clune
(Ned Kelly’s Last Stand). The accurate full name appears to be Margaret Mary Reardon.