The following article, published 21 November 1920, talks about an upcoming book release about Australia’s colonial days. Specifically it refers to the oral legends about Teddy the Jewboy and how they formed the basis of a novel called Castle Vane. Continue reading Spotlight: Bushranger Yarn
WHEN JOHNNY GILBERT WAS SHOT AT BINALONG ~:~ BUSHRANGER, DAYS RECALLED BY FINDING OF OLD HANDCUFFS. It was 68 years on Saturday last, (according to Tom Lovett in “Temora Star”) since Johnhy Gilbert the bushranger, was shot dead, at Binalong, … Continue reading Spotlight: WHEN JOHNNY GILBERT WAS SHOT AT BINALONG: BUSHRANGER, DAYS RECALLED BY FINDING OF OLD HANDCUFFS.
Did Frank Gardiner bury treasure and marry a wealthy American widow? How did this story evolve over decades? Read on to find out… Continue reading Spotlight: The Myth of Gardiner, the Widow, the Twins and the Map
This 1902 article is one of the earliest recorded instances of the myth that Dan Kelly and Steve Hart escaped from the Glenrowan Inn… Continue reading Spotlight: Dan Kelly and Steve Hart, Are They Alive or Dead?