A report on the trial of Lawrence Kavanagh, of Cash & Co., for highway robbery in Epping Forest. Continue reading Spotlight: Trial of Kavenagh.
A look at the infamous cattle theft that provided the basis for Rolf Boldrewood’s bushranger anti-hero Starlight in Robbery Under Arms. Continue reading Spotlight: Captain Starlight’s Cattle Raid
Few figures in history reach the notoriety and cultural impact of the Kelly Gang. As so much is easily available on the subject already, here is an easily digestible summary of the so-called Kelly Outbreak. For more detailed information, there … Continue reading The Kelly Gang: An Overview
This etching from 1877 may be quite crude for its time but it relates to a forgotten piece of bushranging history. In January 1877, reports of a bushranger operating near Albury began to surface. The offender was most notable for … Continue reading Spotlight: Bushranging at the Billabong
His last words were supposedly “Tell ’em I died game.” but how was outlaw Fred Lowry’ s death recorded and reported? Continue reading Spotlight: The capture and death of Fred Lowry as it was reported
Since the advent of film, outlaws have been a mainstay, however no outlaws seem to have had such an interesting history on film as Australia’s bushrangers. Starting in the early 1900s, Bushranger films fast became audience favourites with the thrilling … Continue reading Bushrangers and Motion Pictures