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Australian Bushrangers

by Robert Coupe

Page Extent:196 pages
Book Size:230 x 170 x 13 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Surveys the history of bushranging in Australia. From the initial, brutal days of European settlement and our first convict - bushranger Black Caesar in 1789 to the capture and death of legendary folk hero Ned Kelly in 1880.

An aura of romance surrounds the idea of Australian bushrangers. The passage of time has invested the most celebrated of them with a kind of swashbuckling dash; they are often portrayed as men who pitted their wits and skills against the dangers and privations of life on the run and the superior resources of an unjust and oppressive regime.