A report on the trial of Lawrence Kavanagh, of Cash & Co., for highway robbery in Epping Forest. Continue reading Spotlight: Trial of Kavenagh.
A contemporary report on the second day of proceedings for Martin Cash’s murder trial. Continue reading Spotlight: The Trial of Martin Cash – Second Day
A contemporary report on the first day of proceedings for Martin Cash’s murder trial. Continue reading Spotlight: The Trial of Martin Cash – First Day
On Monday an Inquest was convened by MAJOR SMEATHMAN, Coroner, at the Fox and Hounds, kept by Henry Ball, Castlereagh Street, on the body of John Donohoe.
News reports about Michael Howe and members of his gang, including the murder of bushranger Peter Septon and the attempted murder of Richard Collier. Continue reading Spotlight: Murder of Peter Septon by Hillier
A report on the committal hearing of Martin Cash for the murder of Constable Peter Winstanley, featuring eye-witness accounts. Continue reading Spotlight: Apprehension and Committal of Martin Cash
A short report conveying the death of Jack Donohoe. Continue reading Spotlight: Death of Donohoe
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 The Dashing Career Of Australia’s Forgotten ‘Gentleman Bushranger’ It seems appropriate that following the publication on A Guide to Australian Bushranging of James Erskine Calder’s account of the life and bushranging career of Matthew Brady that his story should catch the attention of more mainstream media. Synchronicity saw Nine News publish a condensed account of Brady’s life online mere days after the Calder articles had rolled out on this website. The introduction makes reference to outlaw folk heroes Captain Thunderbolt and Ned Kelly before delving into the story of Tasmania’s greatest outlaw folk hero. But as … Continue reading Bushranging Gazette #7
A list of all parts of James Calder’s biography of Matthew Brady with links and descriptions for each part. Continue reading TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder
James Calder’s history of the remarkable Matthew Brady reaches its conclusion as murder and treachery tears Brady’s gang apart, and the forces of law and order finally catch up with the notorious bushranger. Continue reading Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 8)