Bushrangers in NSW
For over 100 years bushrangers roamed throughout the state of NSW. Their exploits entranced the public and names such as Ben Hall, Captain Thunderbolt and Ned Kelly became both heroes and villains for many
Gold rush & bushrangers!
What was life like during the NSW gold rush?
Moonlite at the Sydney Mint
If you’ve ever visited The Mint on Sydney’s Macquarie Street, chances are you have walked in the footsteps of an infamous Australian bushranger, ‘Captain Moonlite’
The extraordinary life of William Buchanan: slave, convict, bushranger
The story of a Jamaican rebel who escaped from the Hyde Park Barracks
The gold escort
A miner could transport his or her gold to Sydney using the 'gold escort'
Troopers & Aboriginal trackers
What was it like to be in the mounted police?
Were bushrangers villains or heroes?
During the colonial period bushrangers committed serious crimes. However, to some people they might have seemed impressive
‘Well have we loved’
Awaiting execution at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1880, bushranger Captain Moonlite wrote moving letters describing his feelings for fellow gang member Jim Nesbitt