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The last bushrangers / Mike Munro
Bib ID 8042700
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Munro, Mike, author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2019 
©2019 
309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some colour), maps ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781460756850 (paperback)
1460756851
Summary

Australia's last bushrangers - the Kenniff brothers - were Queensland's equivalent of the Kelly gang. Seasoned in petty crime, horse stealing and cattle duffing, in 1902 they were accused of the most ghoulish, violent murder. Deep in the Carnarvon ranges George Doyle (a police constable) and Albert Dahlke (station manager) were slain, incinerated, and their remains stuffed into saddle bags. With their superb bush skills and horsemanship, the brothers evaded the law for months. Finally, starving and exhausted, they were captured to face the wheels of justice. Mike Munro investigates the story of these last bushrangers - the circumstances around the murders, the sensational trials presided over by Sir Samuel Griffith, the public support, the controversial evidence of Aboriginal tracker Sam Johnson, and the brothers' fates. It is a story set against the backdrop of Federation and a country's maturing identity. And, importantly, it's a story that is personal. If not for Mike's grandfather changing his name in shame from that of his notorious relatives, this major figure in Australian television would be known to us as Mike Kenniff.

Full contents
  • 1. The secret
  • 2. A long way from Tipperay
  • 3. The overlanders
  • 4. War declared
  • 5. The flashpoints
  • 6. Murder
  • 7. The manhunt
  • 8. Capture
  • 9. Preliminary skirmishes
  • 10. The trial begins
 
Notes

"As seen on Foxtel History Chanel's 'Lawless'" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (page 302)

Subjects Kenniff, Jimmy (James), 1870-1940.  |  Kenniff, Pat (Patrick), 1863-1903.  |  Bushrangers -- Queensland -- Biography.  |  Bushrangers -- Queensland -- History -- 20th century.  |  Biography: general.  |  Queensland -- History -- 20th century.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.
Also Titled

Last bushrangers : when history becomes personal : the story of the murderous Kenniff gang

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