On this day …….. 10th May 1902
Patrick McDonnell landlord of the Railway Hotel in Glenrowan, North East Victoria, who became known as part of the folklore of the Kelly Gang years, died on this day. It was from this hotel that the rockets were fired as part of the plan built around the Siege of Glenrowan. Patrick had come to Australia in 1850 at the age of eighteen. He tryed his luck on the Ovens Goldfields, by fore opening a brewery with his uncle.