The wild west of the United States is setting the stage for famous gunslinger films, but Australia is a country where condemned people have been banished and have the opportunity to build a new crime scene. Today we introduce the most notorious (and lesser known) colorful culprits in Australian history …
10. "Mad Dog" Daniel Morgan
With a brief and violent career, "Mad Dog" Daniel Morgan, born 1830 in New South Wales, was an unpredictable lawbreaker. Unlike many Bushrangers who became folk heroes, this Australian madman behaved more like a war criminal. The widely despised Morgan who was across Victoria ended up with a bounty of a thousand pounds on his life. He hated the police so much that he seriously injured a man's wife by forcing her into a fire just because the man was too interested in prosecuting Morgan.
"Mad Dog" was known to have taken hostages. In one case, he had Chinese hostages sing for his entertainment because of his curiosity for the foreign language and shot one in the arm. In another situation, he released a female hostage because he was so impressed when she punched him out of the face. This incident would be his last, for after she released the hostage, she called for help, which came together as police forces and armed neighbors of the victims. Morgan appeared with three hostages, but was soon shot. Decapitated after death, he became the subject of phrenological examination after a death mask had formed from his face.
. 9 "Captain Thunderbolt" Frederick Wordsworth Ward
The longest freewheeling bushranger in Australian history, "Captain Thunderbolt" Frederick Wordsworth Ward, confirmed a better demeanor than most Bushranger and earned him the nickname Gentleman Bushranger ]. " The somewhat respected outlaw was born in New South Wales in 1835 and was the son of the convicted person Michael Ward and the youngest of the ten children Ward senior had with his wife Sophia. After Ward was convicted of stealing the harsh conditions of Cockatoo Island, namely to receive stolen horses, Ward was 10 years old, but due to his exemplary behavior was dismissed prematurely.
Ward was involved with a woman named Mary Ann Bugg, who was partly Australian, and the couple had two children. However, the conditions for his release were broken when he did not return to his quarterly meeting, a parole-like requirement. Therefore, he was returned to Cockatoo Island to serve the rest of his sentence, plus three years for riding a stolen horse. His escape from Cockatoo Island involved a pursuit that shot him in the leg but survived. On May 25, 1870, "Captain Thunderbolt" was fatally shot in Kentucky Creek. The death of the outlaw was only the beginning of the legend.
. 8 Alexander Pearce
Originally sent to Australia to steal shoes, Alexander Pearce was a bushranger with a sinister backstory. Pearce, after his modest start as a petty criminal, became a notorious cannibal bushranger in Australia. Pearce was born in 1790 in the Irish County of Monaghan and landed in present-day Tasmania (then Van Diemen's Land), after he was sentenced in 1819. He started a series of crimes in his new exile location before being arrested again and taken to the Macquarie Harbor Penal Colony on Little Sarah Island. After Pearce and seven other prisoners fled the colony, the conditions were tough.
Hunger actually tough. Survival became more and more difficult until reportedly the fled men began to kill and devour each other . Through alliance, brutal force, and luck, Pearce became the only survivor of the hungry massacre until his reconquest. Body parts were found in his pockets, and Pearce was supposed to be Tasmania's first person to admit cannibalism. Before being hanged at Hobart Town Gaol on July 19, 1824, Pearce is said to have described cannibalism in the following glowing words: "The flesh of man is delicious. It tastes far better than fish or pork. "
. 7 Mark Brandon's "Chopper" Read
Unlike the other reports, Mark Brandon was "Chopper" Read, one of the most violent men in Australian history who performed gangland killings and tortures was a war criminal had been in the armed forces of a nation. In addition to his acts of violence in the Australian underworld, which also cut off or burned his enemies' toes and allegedly killed targets, Read was also a children's book author.
In November 1991, released from the Pentridge Prison in Melbourne under a secret secret when his imprisonment ended because of arson, destruction of criminal property and the shooting of a drug dealer, this "urban Bushranger" diversified his portfolio and developed a secondary business for the sale of paintings. Interestingly, he wavered between dismissive statements about Ned Kelly (who was also imprisoned in Pentridge), described him as overrated, and greeted the infamous Bushranger as a folk hero like many others. When it comes to "Choppers" pictures, Ned Kelly often appears, albeit with the kind of tattoos the painter himself wears. The works of the lawless painter can achieve high prices of over 6,000 Australian dollars each. A film about the notorious criminal who died in 2013 was released in 2000 with former "Hulk" Eric Bana.
. 6 "Bold Jack" John Donohoe
A popular hero who was born for his bravura law against the law "Bold Jack" John Donohoe was born in Ireland, but after his conviction for "intent to commit a crime" after Australia relocated. In Australia, "Bold Jack" and two employees stole several bull teams transporting goods along the road between Windsor and Sydney. All three were sentenced to death for their property crimes – not once but twice. Bold Jack had none of this, fled his kidnappers and fled for his life. In the following two and a half years, the survivor became Australia's most famous bushranger .
He did not crouch to stay one step ahead of the law, but continued his successes with his group of bus drivers dedicated to plundering and surviving in the wild. A reward had been set, but with little success. In September 1830, Bold Jack and his gang were caught by a combined force of soldiers and police on the outskirts of Cambelltown. Donohoe mocked the police during the confrontation with an insulting language. Eventually he was fatally shot by Trooper Muggleston. After his death, the legend lived on, with art in his honor and folk songs about his short life.
. 5 Harry Power
Harry Johnson, known by the pseudonym Harry Power, was an Irishman known to the police for minor crimes until he received a 14-year prison sentence in Pentridge Prison for stealing a horse. He is known to be Ned Kelly, whom he visited as a boy, as an outlaw mentor, but also as a "gentle reckless" Bushranger. By that we mean that he took what he wanted and ran to freedom, but more importantly, that he never ended a human life. The rough-looking man was pretty smart, with exceptionally humorous aspects to his wildest escapes. Regarding this 14-year prison sentence for the theft of a horse [1965-9014]Harry Power simply did not feel like it, so he fled into a garbage-stacked cart.
Later, when three young men encountered the outlaw and the outlaw, they declared their intention to arrest Harry Power … without knowing that they spoke to Harry Power . The wanted man pretended to be desperately afraid of this rogue Bushranger. To further divert her from the truth that her quarry was right in front of them, Power challenged her to protect him from this lawless man. When he joined them, he soon deprived them of everything they had – weapons, clothes, and so on – and sent them home naked. The Force was sentenced to another 14 years in Pentridge when he stole a gold watch and then hired an agent to tell the owner that he could get it back three times its original price. Unfortunately for Power, the agent led the police directly to him. After his release, Power Jobs took over, including the duties of player management and the ship, but was destitute after his death in 1891.
. 4 John Anderson
John Anderson, known in his day as "Black Jack", was a brutal but often charismatic outlaw who was African-American but became Australia's only known pirate . H It is known for robberies with death threats that kill Aboriginals and enslave tribesmen. The pirate could be considered a "bushranger" on the coast, originally from Massachusetts, where he worked as a whaler. He traveled by ship to Australia The Vigilant and arrived in 1826 in what is today Albany in Western Australia.
Quickly blamed for the death of another ship's crew member in a ship Blackjack fled, stole a multi-crewed boat and came to the Research Archipelago. They settled and hunted seals, sold their skins, and plundered replenishable ships en route to Hobart and Sydney. Black Jack is described in court records from 1835 as [Meister eines Siegelbootes] which took money from sailors who would be murdered if they refused to give up their currency. It is believed that John Anderson was killed by his crewmates, with his body and treasure hidden in the elaborate limestone cave systems of Middle Island, the pirate gang's location.
. 3 Joseph Bolitho Johns, also known as "Moondyne Joe"
Joseph Bolitho Johns was born in England in 1826 and lived until 1900 as the most famous outlaw in Western Australia. The notorious English condemned was better known as "Moondyne Joe". named after the Avon Valley, a remote region of the Darling Range, which was designated by the Aboriginal Australians as [Moondyne] . The crime he was arrested in 1848 was not great – two days to steal meat and bread from a house – but John's attitude towards the judge was, to say the least, significant. The punishment was also great: four years were spent in an English jail, followed by a ticket to Western Australia.
Upon arrival, he was granted conditional probation and soon afterwards worked as a horse trapper. However, nothing had changed and the young Bushranger stole a horse, was arrested and then escaped on the same horse that was rescued as evidence (albeit equipped with stolen riding equipment by the judge himself ). In the following years, repeated violations followed, followed by either good behavior or a stupefying flight. A special immovable cell was set up, but even the tricky Bushranger was able to break away from the closure. Moondyne Joe later married a wife and stayed on the streets 20 years later. He grew old for a Bushranger and died of dementia at the age of 74.
. 2 Martin Cash
Martin Cash was originally from Ireland, where he condemned the crime of burglary, for which he received a seven-year prison sentence. Cash's personal claim was that his crime had actually been to shoot a man in the back when the man kissed Cash's own lover. After being sent to Australia for his misdeeds, he became known for his extraordinary escape skills and also for the marriage of a female convict. Cash received a ticket, but was soon arrested again and sentenced to seven more years for theft. He escaped from Port Arthur three times incredibly quickly, but was sentenced to four years in prison after fleeing two years later. Then Cash made another escape and went to two Bushrangers who helped him avoid prison guards.
Stealing residences and inns made the small gang a decent living, while their non-violent methods of earning bounty contributed to their reputation – as much as Cash Hobart Town visited and soon after, pressure from the public helped Death sentence for the death of a pursuer for 10 years on Norfolk Island. In 1854, Cash was allowed to convict the County Clare, which Mary Bennett had sentenced. Cash was known for hat making. In 1856 he was conditionally pardoned and traveled to New Zealand for four years. Upon his return, he hired a writer to prepare his biography.
. 1 Edward "Ned" Kelly
The most famous gunner of Australian history, Ned Kelly, needs no introduction. Nevertheless, no list of Australian outlaws without Ned would be complete, so some lesser-known facts about the man in the metal mask will be listed. Ned was born in 1855 and executed in 1880. He came from a large family. His father was a cattle thief from Ireland, who married the daughter of his employer, with whom he had eight children. The infamous Ned was one of her three boys. His mother's family was investigated for cattle-raiding, and soon Ned not only worked, but also helped raid land and eventually steal cattle. Visits to the police revived the perception of police persecution by the Kelly family. While Ned was an honorable boy who had even saved the life of another boy, he was significantly lost in adulthood, allegedly attacking a Chinese and spending several days in prison for the incident.
When his alcoholic died, Kelly joined him as a new stepfather in nefarious activity, who eventually spent three years in prison for accepting a stolen horse from an accomplice. After an unconfirmed allegation that Ned Kelly shot and injured a police officer, Kelly and his gang were considered criminals and promised. They landed in the Australian Outback. In a subsequent firefight, the Bushranger killed a police officer named Thomas Lonigan, then another, and even captured a police station with his gang. A wild showdown ensued as Kelly Gang faced her pursuers in terrible and medieval-looking armor made of plowshares. After gang members killed a police informant and besieged a railway station, [1965-04] 60 people were taken hostage at the Glenrowan Inn, which was set on fire by the police after the hostages were released. The gang was also under the influence of alcohol, which caused them to be recklessly attacked. After Kelly was shot in the legs after escaping from the fire, he was sentenced to death for police murder.
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