Boundary crossers : the hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers /

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Author / Creator:Foster, Meg, author.
Imprint:Sydney NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2022.
Description:228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Bushrangers -- Australia -- Biography.
Bushrangers -- Australia -- History.
Bandits et brigands réfugiés dans la brousse -- Australie -- Biographies.
Bandits et brigands réfugiés dans la brousse -- Australie -- Histoire.
Bushrangers
Australia
Biographies
History
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/13293679
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ISBN:1742237525
9781742237527
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Bushrangers are Australian legends. Ned Kelly, Ben Hall, Captain Thunderbolt and their bushranging brothers are famous. They're remembered as folk heroes and celebrated for their bravery and their ridicule of inept and corrupt authorities. But not all Australian bushrangers were seen in this glowing light in their own time. And not all were white men. In Boundary Crossers, historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn't fit the mould. African American man Black Douglas, who was seen as the terror of the Victorian goldfields, Sam Poo, known as Australia's only Chinese bushranger, Aboriginal man Jimmy Governor, who was renowned as a mass murderer, and Captain Thunderbolt's partner, Aboriginal woman Mary Ann Bugg, whose extraordinary exploits extended well beyond her time as 'the Captain's Lady'. These bushrangers' remarkable lives have been forgotten, obscured, misrepresented or erased from the national story for over a century, and this is no accident. All is not as it appears. There is far more to these bushrangers, and their histories, than immediately meets the eye.

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