Philippe Mora's 1976 film Mad Dog Morgan is, to date, the only depiction of Morgan's life on screen. Starring Dennis Hopper, it mixes fact and fiction to create a version of Morgan that tries to examine the man behind the legend and what pushes a man to a life of violence and robbery. Mad Dog…
Born in 1830 in New South Wales, John Fuller was the son of Mary "The Gypsy" Owen, a promiscuous Irish lass, and George Fuller, a greengrocer. He would later be known as "Mad Dan" Morgan, a violent and unpredictable murderer and highwayman.
This little piece was produced for the Sydney Morning Herald in 1947.
Harry Power was one of the last bushrangers during the height of the bushranging era. He had a reputation for escaping from tight situations and traversing large distances in short periods of time. One of his most renowned deeds was escaping from Pentridge Prison - twice!
This past weekend I went to the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street, Melbourne, and took a gander at the free exhibition: Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria.
As technology did not exist to replicate photographs in print at the time, artists employed by publications were given the task of dramatising events in illustrations or producing portraits of the key players based on descriptions or existing photographs.
This engraving of Ben Hall was published twenty days after his death.
What is the legend of Ned Kelly? Why is he the one everyone thinks of when the topic of bushrangers is raised? After 130+ years are we any closer to an answer to why Ned Kelly appeals to so many?
Bushrangers were the spiritual descendants of the English highwaymen (also known as tobeymen) such as Dick Turpin, Plunkett and MacLeane, and "Gentleman Jack" Sheppard.
As a bushranger enthusiast it's always bothered me that there's such a lack of bushranger related things to wear and use so I decided to fill the gap in the market myself and have a whole bunch of bushranger related designs on my TeePublic store