INTEREST to purchase one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks in the nation’s history, the Glenrowan siege site, has been vast with tenders closing yesterday.
Linton Briggs’ family have owned the National Heritage Listed vacant block of land for 65 years, where Ned Kelly was captured on June 28, 1880 and was later hanged for murder.
Local lawyer John Suta has partnered with a resident from Wollongong, offering an amount of $137,500 for the piece of history where Ann Jones’ Inn was burnt to the ground on the day of Ned’s capture.
The pair have a vision to potentially develop the site to better tell what many believe is the most significant part of the Kelly story.
Their submission joins others, including one from the State Government.
Garry Nash and Co Real Estate agent Mike Noble said the siege site is one of the most unique properties that has been placed on the market during principal Garry Nash’s 40-year career.