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Glenrowan

Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:39.316 km2
  • Elevation:233 m
  • Population:963
  • Local Government Area:Wangaratta Rural City Council

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Glenrowan is a small town located in the Wangaratta local government area of Victoria, Australia. It is 236 kilometres north-east of Melbourne and 14 kilometres from Wangaratta and near the Warby Ranges and Mount Glenrowan. At the 2016 census, Glenrowan had a population of 963. # History Glenrowan was named after farmers James and George Rowan who ran farms in the area between 1846 and 1858. The township was settled in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on 22 February 1870. It is famous for the bushranger Ned Kelly, who made his last stand and was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. The local railway station opened in 1874 and closed to passengers in 1981.The town gives its name to the Glenrowan wine region which was formally defined in 2003, with the first grape vines planted in 1866. # Weather # Things to do

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