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The Bushrangers by William Joy and Tom Prior

The Bushrangers by William Joy and Tom Prior

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The Bushrangers

by William Joy and Tom Prior

Golden Press, 1983, [First Edition], ISBN 085585803, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping to edges (see photographs)

“Between the time Black Caesar terrorized the First Fleet settlement at Sydney Cover and the time the murderous Governor brothers spread fear across 2500 square miles of New South Wales, Australian settlers suffered the attentions of many ‘knights of the road’.  William Joy tells the story of many infamous bushrangers whose names are now part of the country’s legends.  Bold ‘Jack’ Donahoe, ‘Jewboy’ Edward Davis, the monstrous John Lynch, the Van Diemen’s Land Bolters, Jackey Jackey and the robbers of the ‘golden age’ of bush-ranging, Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, Johnny Gilbert, Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlight, Mad Dan Morgan, the Clarke Brothers and many another who lay in wait by the gold roads – their exploits are all here.
Tom Prior spent many months in ‘Kelly Country” digging out new facts about the raids of the Kelly gang and the capture, trial and execution of the immortal Ned and brings to vivid life the violence and injustices rife in Australia little more than a hundred years ago”

 

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