New ghost tour set to mark Kelly gang anniversary

Book into an Ipswich Cemetery ghost tour...
19 Jun 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Historian Jack Sim is bringing back his ghost tours to the Ipswich Cemetery just in time for some school holiday fun.

Mr Sim will run four Ipswich cemetery tours over Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 26 to 28 for families and ghost fans to learn some ghostly history.

The tours coincide with the 140th anniversary of the infamous Kelly Gang shootout at Glenrowan on June 28 in 1880 which saw the capture and subsequent execution of Ned Kelly later that same year.

Jack Sim at the Ipswich Cemetery

Each tour will feature historic sites including the grave of Dan Kelly, who is believed to have escaped from Ann Jones’ burning hotel at Glenrowan in 1880 and making his way to Queensland with fellow gang member Steve Hart.

Dan Kelly lived for many years around Brisbane, Ipswich and Fairney View near Fernvale and died at the end of Wharf St in Ipswich in July 1948 when he was walking along the railway line at night. 

He was decapitated by a passing coal train.  His remains are buried at the Ipswich Cemetery.

Ghost Tour at the Ipswich Cemetery

While spots filled quickly for the first tour added to the line up, Brisbane Ghost Tours have added new walking tours to meet demand.

You can still book into a new twilight tour which is suited to families and children on Sunday June 28 at 5.30pm.

There’s also two tours running early in July that you can book into.

Click here to book.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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