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Last of the Bushrangers

The Last of the Bushrangers by Hare

... part of the KellyGang story

Superintendant Hare wrote the 'The Last of the Bushrangers' after the end of his career as a policeman. The book gives good information about many aspects of the story of the KellyGang. However there are a number of mistakes with the spelling of names. That may have come about because of the problem overseas publishers

We at KellyGang have produced an electronic copy in Word of the 'The Last of the Bushrangers' from an early edition which may be supplied on CD ROM for $59.50 (tax, postage and handling cost included). Please email us at if you would like a copy.

The material covered in 'The Last of the Bushrangers' includes

CHAPTER I.

Introductory Remarks-Birth-Early Days at the Diggings -Unlicensed Diggers-Attacked by Fever-Keeping a Store

CHAPTER II

Lieutenant in Victorian Police-Gold-Escort Duty-Catching a Burglar-All that was left of him-Brooks the Murderer-At the Buckland River Station-"Billy the Puntman"-In Charge of new Rushes-Border Difficulties on the Murray

CHAPTER III

Power the Bushranger-His Escape-The Squatter's Gold Watch-£500 Blood-money-A Peacock as a Sentinel-Caught by the Heels-Some of Power's Adventures-His Sentence-Gamekeeper to Sir William Clarke

CHAPTER IV

Sporting Party on the Murray-" Winkle"-How to take Aim-After the Ducks-A Night with the Snakes-Kangarooing-A Runaway Bed

CHAPTER V

The KellyGang-Ned and Dan Kelly-Steve Hart-Joe Byrne-The Origin of the Bushranging Outbreak-Search Party organized-Murder of Kennedy-M'Intyre's Escape -Arming the Police-Tracking the Gang-Close on

CHAPTER VI

Euroa Bank Robbery-Euroa-"Sticking up" Mr. Younghusband's Station-Mr. Macauley " bailed up "-The Hawker Gloster-Cheap Outfits-The Raid on the Bank- The Manager and Family made Prisoners-The Return to Mr. Younghusband's-The Retreat of the KellyGang and Liberation of the Prisoners-Explanatory Statement of the Author

CHAPTER VII

The Police at Euroa-Aaron Sherritt-Jerilderie-Capture of the Police Station and Constables-Amateur Policemen-The Royal Hotel stuck up-Raid on the Bank of New South Wales £2000 taken-Kelly's Autobiography-His Account of the Fitzpatrick Affair-Departure of the KellyGang-Return to their Haunts

CHAPTER VIII

Aaron Sherritt-A Disappointment-At Mrs. Byrne's -A Twenty-five-day Watch-Manufacturing Brands-Sherritt's Revenge-A Letter from Joe Byrne-Whorouly races-On Watch at Mrs. Sherritt's-Mrs. Byrne's Discovery-Break-up of the Camp-Arrest of Kelly Sympathizers-A Dynamite Scare-Aaron jilted

CHAPTER IX

Mrs. Skillian's Hoax-A False Alarm-Searching the Warby Ranges-Among the Kelly Sympathizers-Ill and dispirited-The Tenant of the Haystack-Relieved after Eight Months' Camping Duty

CHAPTER X

Black Trackers-Again in Charge with carte blanche-Aaron Sherritt's Doom-The Beginning of the End-Glenrowan -Sticking up the Hotel-Bracken's Escape-The Police on the Alert-A Dangerous Journey-Mr. Curnow's Adventure

CHAPTER XI

The Attack on the Hotel-Wounded

CHAPTER XII.

From The Age Newspaper, 29th June, 1880-The Start-The Journey-A Timely Warning-The KellyGang surprised-Death of Byrne-Capture of Ned Kelly-His Statement-The Prisoners released-Renewal of the Fight

CHAPTER XIII

From The Age (continued). Mrs. Skillian comes on the Scene -The Hotel fired-Rescue of Sherry-Fate of Dan Kelly and Hart-Statement of Various Prisoners made by the KellyGang-The Incident of the Cannon

CHAPTER XIV

The Outlaws' Plans-Execution of Ned Kelly-Habits and Customs of the KellyGang-Katie Kelly's behaviour-Kelly's distrust of Hart-The Cost of the Destruction of the KellyGang

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