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The Resource Breaking the bank : an extraordinary colonial robbery, Carol Baxter

Breaking the bank : an extraordinary colonial robbery, Carol Baxter

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Breaking the bank : an extraordinary colonial robbery
Title
Breaking the bank
Title remainder
an extraordinary colonial robbery
Statement of responsibility
Carol Baxter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was the largest bank robbery in Australian history. On Sunday 14 September 1828, thieves tunnelled through a sewage drain into the vault of Sydney's Bank of Australia and stole £14,000 in notes and cash - the equivalent of $20 million in today's currency. New South Wales was still a penal settlement, a place of banishment and punishment for Britain's criminals. Yet this cabal of convicts not only defied the weekly exhortation 'thou shalt not steal!', they targeted the bank owned by the colony's self-anointed nobility. Delighted at this affront to their betters, Sydney's largely criminal and ex-criminal population gleefully undermined the authorities' attempts to catch the robbers and retrieve the spoils. With a cast of characters who refused to abase themselves to the establishment, this meticulously researched and fast-paced true history tells the story of the daring Bank of Australia robbery and of the scheming robbers, unfortunate suspects and greedy receivers whose lives were irrevocably changed by this outrageous crime."--Provided by publisher
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10025003
Cataloging source
ANL
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Baxter, Carol J
Dewey number
364.1552
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bank robberies
  • Criminals
Target audience
general
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an extraordinary colonial robbery
Label
Breaking the bank : an extraordinary colonial robbery, Carol Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 340-345
Control code
000042405982
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741754490
Label
Breaking the bank : an extraordinary colonial robbery, Carol Baxter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 340-345
Control code
000042405982
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741754490

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