Aboriginal Words of Australia

Aboriginal Words of Australia

Gardener's Companion to Weeds - Second Edition

Gardener's Companion to Weeds - Second Edition

Australian Bushrangers

$24.99
ISBN
9781741106732
More Information
By Robert Coupe
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 196
Book Size 228 x 170 x 13 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Jan 2008
Subject Classification History / Regional & national history

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.