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The Resource The Last Bushrangers

The Last Bushrangers

Label
The Last Bushrangers
Title
The Last Bushrangers
Statement of responsibility
Mike Munro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Accused of the ghoulish crime are two members of the bushranging Kenniff gang, fast gaining notoriety as Queensland's equivalent of the Kelly gang. Yet the murders are a bold escalation from the petty fraud, horse stealing and cattle duffing the gang is known for.Starving and exhausted after three long months on the run, the brothers are finally captured, and so the wheels of justice start to turn.The story of the Kenniffs has fascinated Mike Munro for decades - ever since he found out these last bushrangers were his family. If not for Mike's grandfather illegally changing his name in shame from Kenniff to Munro, this major figure in Australian television would be known to us as Mike Kenniff.But who were Mike's relatives? What drove them to their life of crime? And were the brothers really responsible for such terrible murders? In answering these questions Mike Munro takes us back to the dawn of Federation, when bush skills and horsemanship could help outlaws escape the police, when remote pastoralists were vulnerable targets for thieves and marauders, when race and class divides were entrenched - but resented - and when brutal, feckless outlaws faced the ultimate punishment.This is a story that is both gripping and personal, and an insight into an Australia just coming of age. PRAISE 'All families have a secret ... but Mike's is a doozy! This touching, TRUE story is a terrific read!' Di Morrissey
Summary
The story of Australia's last bushranging gang - the murderous Kenniff gang.
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10801654
Cataloging source
SALS
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1953-
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Munro, Mike
Dewey number
364
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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History
Target audience
adult
Label
The Last Bushrangers
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_650596
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460710654
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Bushrangers
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_650596
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460710654
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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