What does Australia’s bushranging past have to do with the American War for Independence? What drove men from their homes to take up life in the unforgiving, unfamiliar Australian bush? Who started it all?
Since settlement in 1788, the bushrangers of Australia have long been a part of our collective history – dashing young men that rob from the rich to feed both themselves and their families, and who openly defy the law in a larikin kind of way.
But there is much more to Australia’s bushranger past than even Australians realise. Join Holly and Matthew as they explore 5 of the most … outstanding examples of bushranger kind, both on the mainland, and in Tassie. Part 1 of 8.