Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893), Tuesday 30 April 1867, page 2 ROBBERY OF THE NORTHERN MAIL, BY THUNDERBOLT. (From the Armidale Express, April 27.) On Sunday night, about half-past nine, as Mr. Brereton was driving the down Northern mail coach, and had arrived about three miles on the Tamworth side of Bendemeer, a person rode up and asked if the escort was with the coach. On Mr. B replying in the negative, he was directed to bail up by the armed bushranger, who, he states was Thunderbolt, and in whose company was a … Continue reading Spotlight: ROBBERY OF THE NORTHERN MAIL, BY THUNDERBOLT.
One of the various forgotten bushrangers of the 1870s was Frederick Cranley. Little is known of the bushranger who would meet a grisly end in 1877. While Cranley was in Australia, it was believed that his parents were in the … Continue reading Forgotten Bushrangers: The Bendemeer Encounter