Category: Convict Escapees

Categories: Australia, Convicts | Australia, Bushrangers

Landing level category

Australia's first bushrangers were escaped convicts called 'bolters' They fled into the bush and survived by stealing from settlers and travellers some of the bolters worked alone others formed gangs. The biggest gang was in Tasmania between 1805 and 1814 when more than a hundred bolters were led by John Whitehead and Michael Howe but gangs were usually much smaller most of these early bushrangers were in Tasmania if you think about the beginnings of Tasmania you will remember that it was settled as a place of (secondary punishment' where the worst criminals were sent they were desperate men with nothing to live for.


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1799 Manchester, England - 04 May 1826 photo
1765 Cornwall, England - aft 1794 photo
Apr 1757 Cornwall, England - 22 Dec 1791 photo
1805 Jamaica - aft 01 Feb 1851 photo
abt 1780 Marton, Cheshire, England - 31 Jan 1856 photo

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abt 1764 Madagascar - 15 Feb 1796 photo
10 Oct 1808 Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland - 27 Aug 1877 photo
abt 1812 Boho, Fermanagh, Ireland photo

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1816 Gravesend, Kent, England - 16 Mar 1841 photo
abt 1806 County Dublin, Ireland - 01 Sep 1830 photo
abt 1821 England, United Kingdom

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16 Sep 1787 Pontefract, Yorkshire, England - 21 Oct 1818 photo

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abt 1790 Dorset, England - 04 May 1826 photo
abt 19 Feb 1826 Wendron, Cornwall, England - 13 Aug 1900 photo
1815 Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom - 30 Apr 1844 photo

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abt 1810 County Wicklow, Ireland - 13 Oct 1846 photo

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1813 Cavan County, Cavan, Ireland - 22 Apr 1842 photo

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abt 1811 Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland - 29 Aug 1861 photo

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abt 1801 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire - aft 1878
1790 County Monaghan, Ireland - 19 Jul 1824 photo
18 May 1819 County Waterford, Ireland - 11 Oct 1891 photo

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Ireland - 03 Oct 1877
abt 1806 Jamaica
04 Apr 1829 Finchley, Middlesex, England photo

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09 Oct 1894 Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States - 10 Jul 1969

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abt 1806 Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
abt 1785 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England - 14 Dec 1817
abt 1805 Bristol, England, United Kingdom - 11 Jul 1831
07 Aug 1820 Essex, England, United Kingdom - 13 Oct 1846 photo
1800 England, United Kingdom - 26 Jun 1855




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