It was the most audacious heist in bushranging, the largest gold robbery in Australian history and the masterpiece of Frank Gardiner – but how did it unfold? Continue reading The Eugowra Rocks Robbery
You can sing of Johnny Gilbert, Dan Morgan and Ben Hall,
But the bold and reckless Gardiner, he’s the boy to beat them all. Continue reading Spotlight: The Hold-Up at Eugowra Rocks
Few names stand out in bushranging history quite like the self proclaimed “Prince of Tobeymen” himself – Frank Gardiner. Often considered the godfather of bushranging, he was responsible for the largest gold heist in colonial Australian history and introduced many … Continue reading Frank Gardiner: An Overview
The following is an account of the hanging of Henry Manns, sentenced to death for his role in the Eugowra Rocks robbery. What follows is taken directly from The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News of 1 April, 1863. Be warned, it is not for the squeamish. Continue reading Spotlight: REVOLTING and HORRIBLE SCENE at the EXECUTION OF HENRY MANNS.