Source: "BUSHRANGERS—NOTED AND NOTORIOUS" Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954) 18 November 1934: 22. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203192448
Perhaps one of the most important figures in the formative years of law and order in Australia is Michael Howe, a ruthless bushranger who sought survival and liberty at any cost.
The folk song The Wild Colonial Boy is known around the world and has been sung by artists as wide ranging as the Clancy brothers and Mick Jagger. Despite the popularity, very few know of the inspiration for the song: seventeen year old John Doolan.
John Hillcoat's moody "Pavlova Western" is a grim, brutal perspective on colonial Australia. Ruminating on violence, racism and isolation, The Proposition pulls no punches in the depiction of a fictional band of outlaws in a far flung Western Australian town in the late 1800s. [Warning: Not child-friendly]
Born in 1799, Matthew Brady was the first true "Gentleman Bushranger" and well-loved by women. His extraordinary story set the bar for every bushranger that came afterwards.
In this travelogue we visit Bacchus Marsh and Mount Egerton in Victoria to get a feel for Moonlite Country and try to gain a better insight into the infamous Egerton bank robbery.
This engraving and accompanying text were featured in the Sydney Mail, December 13, 1879.
A studio portrait of Jimmy Nesbitt of the Wantabadgery bushrangers.
Captain Moonlite was the pseudonym of Andrew George Scott, a bushranger who led a gang of teenage boys in the late 1870s. He was also one of the most intriguing figures in bushranging history.
The Legend of Ben Hall is available in Australia and Germany on DVD and Blu-Ray, iTunes, Ozflix and YouTube Movies. It has also been signed up for HBOEurope and is released in America on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 1, 2017.