Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 6)

Calder’s account of Brady’s career continues, detailing his brief dabbling in piracy at Swanport, his infamous robbery of Francis Flexmore at Green Ponds, a gunfight with the authorities near Bothwell, and an ill-fated visit to the Lake River district. Continue reading Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 6)

Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 3)

Calder continues the narrative of Brady’s career with the robbery of George Meredith’s property and the subsequent murder at Grindstone Bay that leads to McCabe quitting the gang. Continue reading Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 3)

Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 2)

Calder continues his account of the life and career of Matthew Brady, discussing the comings and goings of Brady’s associates, his capture and escape at the hut of Thomas Kenton, and Brady’s increasing mobility and prodigious criminality. Continue reading Spotlight: TASMANIAN HISTORY – A SKETCH OF OLD TIMES; EMBODYING THE BUSH CAREER OF MATTHEW BRADY by J. E. Calder (Pt. 2)

Spotlight: Fisher and Beard rob Edward Bisdee

The establishment of Mr. Edward Bisdee, at Kewstoke, Murderers Plains, adjacent to the Eastern Marshes, was robbed of provisions and clothing on Wednesday night, by the bushrangers Beard and Fisher. The tactics pursued by these land-rovers is something new in the arduous avocation pursued by them.

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