In 1830, a pair of convicts tasked with the driving of some sheep pelts to Sydney stopped off in the November Australian heat to go for a quick dip in a local creek. A few visiting dignitaries saw them, and had them hauled before the governor.
Less than 12 months later, six men would hang, including Ralph Entwhistle, one of the bathers on that fateful November day, leaving his bushranger army leaderless…
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.