The Australian bush can house a delightful bounty, if you know where to look. The Aboriginal peoples of the Australian landscape ate well for 40,000 years before white man settled its shores, after all.
But when those white man did settle, and found themselves without supplies or farms, some of them found it very hard to cope. A few of them, fleeing authorities and trying out outrun death, turned on each other in the most intimate way…
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 3 of 8.