Spotlight: The Trial of the Kenniff Brothers -Tracker Johnson’s Evidence

The big controversy of the Kenniff story is that Paddy and Jim were convicted solely on the evidence given by Sam Johnson, the black tracker that accompanied Doyle and Dahlke. What was it that was so compelling about Johnson’s account that no corroboration was required? Continue reading Spotlight: The Trial of the Kenniff Brothers -Tracker Johnson’s Evidence

Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt by Slim Dusty

When we think of bush ballads and Australian folk songs, there’s really only two voices that jump to mind: John Williamson and Slim Dusty. Here, Slim sings about Captain Thunderbolt painting a colourful portrait of the bandit by contrasting him … Continue reading Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt by Slim Dusty