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Australia's Wild Colonial Boys
by Kenneth Muir
This is the story of the wild colonial boys — the bushrangers who terrorised the highways and back roads of regional Australia for a century from 1788.
This diverse group of criminals varied from ‘gentlemen’ to outright psychopaths, from hold-up merchants to murderers. The book relates how their very diverse circumstances drove them into lives of crime and celebrity status among the colonial population.
Bushrangers were a handful of fugitives, living on their wits, who came to epitomise the Australian spirit of rebellion.