Well, a challenge was issued, and had to be answered. After a bit of research, Holly managed to find two female ‘bushrangers’, presented here for your delight and amusement. Both rustled cattle, one enjoyed the company of more than a couple of men – one a bushranger in his own right – and both were arrested more than once for their craft.
Who are these society-snubbing ladies who took up the male-dominated art of bushranging? Listen in and find out…
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 some of the most … outstanding examples of bushranger kind, both on the mainland, and in Tassie. Part 5 of 8.