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The Last of the Bushrangers; An Account of the Capture of the Kelly Gang (Paperback) Loot Price: R459
Discovery Miles 4 590
The Last of the Bushrangers; An Account of the Capture of the Kelly Gang (Paperback): Francis Augustus Hare

The Last of the Bushrangers; An Account of the Capture of the Kelly Gang (Paperback)

Francis Augustus Hare

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The Outlaws' Plans--Execution of Ned Kelly--Habits and Customs of the Gang--Katie Kelly's behaviour--Kelly's distrust of Hart--The Cost of the Destruction of the Gang. It was noticed by the constables who surrounded the hotel that a number of horses, saddled and bridled, were ready to be used by the outlaws; some of them were horses recently reported as stolen, and others were those which we had frequently seen ridden by Kelly's sisters. The constables shot some of them so as to prevent the escape of the outlaws. The prisoners were allowed out soon after daylight, and when the last of them camo away, only Steve Hart and Dan Kelly were alive in the hotel. The police say Hart and Dan Kelly kept firing out of the windows up to one or two o'clock in the day, but having the armour on they were unable to take accurate aim. I have no hesitation in saying that had they been without armour when we first attacked them at the hotel, and could have taken proper aim at us, not one of us could have escaped being shot. They were obliged Jto hold the rifle at arm's-length to get anything of a sight. When I was hit I had my arm under my gun and was running towards them; they were on my right front, the butt of my gun was under my elbow with the left hand under the barrels, ready to be used in a moment. Had it been an inch higher or lower it would have missed me. The outlaws had provided themselves with another set of horses on the opposite side of the railway, so that had they been obliged to cross the line in a hurry, they would have been able to mount their horses and get off in a moment. The plan they arranged was as follows: -- Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly went to Woolshed to shoot Aaron Sherritt on Saturday night, whilst Ned and Steve Hart were to go ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Francis Augustus Hare
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-99969-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-99969-1
Barcode: 9781150999697

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