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To prevent the police from reaching the town of Glenrowan, the Kelly gang lifted the railway tracks to cause a derailment, which they also hoped would kill many of the police. The police were expected to come to Glenrowan in great numbers after informer Aaron Sherritt let them know that the Kelly gang was in town.

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