Lithographed poster advertising the sale of escaped convict Martin Cash's autobiography, The Adventures of Martin Cash, edited and also probably written by James Lester Burke. The poster was printed by J. Walch & Sons: Walch Bros. & Birchall. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=448998
The hunt for the Governor gang of bushrangers. A posse of mounted police, aboriginal trackers and district volunteers. Jimmy & Joe Governor were sighted at Stewarts Brook on 12 September 1900 - Stewarts Brook, NSW / by A C Jackson | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"Black Caesar" On this day ………… 15th February 1796 Australia’s first bushranger, John ‘Black’ Caesar, was shot on this day in 1796. John Caesar, nicknamed “Black Caesar” was Australia’s first bushranger. Most likely born in Madagascar, he was a slave on a sugar plantation until he escaped and headed for London. The theft of 240 shillings resulted […]
Gun from Ned Kelly’s last stand may fetch Aus$125,000: An antique gun owned by the brother of Australia’s most famous outlaw Ned Kelly, and used in the infamous Siege of Glenrowan during the Kelly gang’s last stand against police, is expected to sell for Aus$125,000 (£81,700).
Bushranger Killed On This Day……… 9th April 1865 The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was shot on this day in 1865, at a homestead at Peechelba. He layed wounded for a number of hours with out medical attention, before dying at 2:15pm. His body was taken to the woolshed, and placed on public display. Photographers from Beechworth and […]