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Old Times in the Bush of Australia; During the Forties (Paperback) Loot Price: R434
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Old Times in the Bush of Australia; During the Forties (Paperback): James Kirby
Old Times in the Bush of Australia; During the Forties (Paperback): James Kirby

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Old Times in the Bush of Australia; During the Forties (Paperback)

James Kirby

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. BUSHBAXGERS AND THEIK CAPTUEE. THE gang of bushrangers, spoken of in the last chapter, were four in number, and named respectively, John Williams, Charles Ellis, Dan Jepps, and Martin Fogarty, who had for some time been seen prowling about Melbourne, and frequenting a low boarding house in Little Flinders Street. This was about the year 1842. These fellows provided themselves with good horses, and firearms, and started up the Yarra Kiver, sticking up and robbing every one they met, also bailing up every hut, or homestead, they came to. News was brought to Melbourne of their black deeds, and as quickly as possible Mr. Powlet, a Commissioner of Crown lands, got a parly together and started in pursuit of the robbers. They followed the bushrangers up the Yarra, but eventually lost their track, for the pursued ones crossed the Yarra, and were now going up the Plenty River. After losing the tracks the pursuers deemed it best to return to Melbourne. On arrival one of the party interviewed Mr. Latrobe, the acting Governor, at the Club Hotel. Mr. Latrobe at once set about getting suitable volunteers to follow ttya scoundrels. There happened to be some squatters at the Club, who at once responded to Mr. Latrobe's request, and and the following gentlemen armed themselves and mounted their horses with as little delay as possible. Their names were Messrs. Fowler, Oliver Gourlay, P. Snoclgrass, James Thompson, and Chamberlaine. The few police that were stationed in Melbourne, were already out in search of the bushrangers, and it was admitted on all sides that if these gentlemen volunteers had not started at once and shown such bravery, there would have been no end to the crimes these fellows would have committed. chapter{Section 4The volunteers went a short distan...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: James Kirby
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26358-0
Barcode: 9780217263580
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26358-5

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