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The Clarke Gang : outlawed, outcast and forgotten, Peter C Smith

Label
The Clarke Gang : outlawed, outcast and forgotten
Title
The Clarke Gang
Title remainder
outlawed, outcast and forgotten
Statement of responsibility
Peter C Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who were the Clarke Gang? Ten years or more before Ned Kelly became famous the Clarke brothers and their associates were terrorising an area stretching from present day Canberra to the coast from 1865 to 1867. They intimidated, assaulted, robbed and murdered police and civilians alike. They had no hesitation in killing any member of the gang suspected of being untrustworthy.The romantic appelation "bushranger" blurs their vicious anti-social behaviour. They were able to escape what was then the rather short arm of the law by the vast network of relations and "harbourers." The author details their exploits and the terror they aroused in the population. He asks why The Clarke Gang are hardly known whereas Ned Kelly is regarded as an icon. The Clarke Gang operated in sparsely populated areas, serviced by bad roads and a poor telegraph system. Reports of their crimes were reported in newspapers, sometimes months after the event. By the time Ned Kelly began his career the telegraph had improved, there were railways providing access - technology had improved. The improvement in technology meant that Ned could use the media and newspapers to publicise and romanticise himself and his motives. The Clarke brothers were illiterate and lacked Ned's media skills. The book is illustrated with contemporary pictures, numerous maps, and other details. The author shows bushranging stripped of its romantic, rebellious cloak
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Peter C.
Dewey number
364.155
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clarke, Tom
  • Clarke Gang (New South Wales)
  • Bushrangers
  • Bushrangers
  • Bushrangers
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
The Clarke Gang : outlawed, outcast and forgotten, Peter C Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
ch.1: Down and out -- ch.2: Shannon to Shoalhaven -- ch.3: The seeds of crime -- ch.4: Places and early bushrangers -- ch.5: Gold -- ch.6: Neighbours and families of ill repute -- ch.7: Horse stealing to highway robbery -- ch.8: The New South Wales bushranging outbreak -- ch.9: Surrender and escape from Braidwood gaol -- ch.10: Serious bushranging -- ch.11: Robberies and shoot-outs -- ch.12: The crime wave continues and the territory broadens -- ch.13: The Nerrigundah raid and murder of Constable O'Grady -- ch.14: Summoned to surrender -- ch.15: Outlawed! -- ch.16: The death of Pat Connell -- ch.17: Constable Woodland provides an insight into police operation -- ch18: Introducing special police -- ch.19: Recruits and robberies, death of Old Clarke and Tom Connell's arrest -- ch.20: James Dornan, wholesale arrests, rising tensions -- ch.21: The murder of the special police -- ch.22: A call to action -- ch.23: The Braidwood commission and the state of crime -- ch.24: Arrests and reinforcement -- ch.25: The beginning of the end -- ch.26: The captures of the Clarkes -- ch.27: Trial and convictions -- ch.28: Execution -- ch.29: Harbourers on trial -- ch.30: The aftermath -- Summing up -- The families of the Clarke country -- The police in the Clarke hunt -- Bushranger country -- Epilogue: The Clarke gang in perspective
Control code
000054180874
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9781925078480
Lccn
2014481084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles, 1 genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)903004805
Label
The Clarke Gang : outlawed, outcast and forgotten, Peter C Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
ch.1: Down and out -- ch.2: Shannon to Shoalhaven -- ch.3: The seeds of crime -- ch.4: Places and early bushrangers -- ch.5: Gold -- ch.6: Neighbours and families of ill repute -- ch.7: Horse stealing to highway robbery -- ch.8: The New South Wales bushranging outbreak -- ch.9: Surrender and escape from Braidwood gaol -- ch.10: Serious bushranging -- ch.11: Robberies and shoot-outs -- ch.12: The crime wave continues and the territory broadens -- ch.13: The Nerrigundah raid and murder of Constable O'Grady -- ch.14: Summoned to surrender -- ch.15: Outlawed! -- ch.16: The death of Pat Connell -- ch.17: Constable Woodland provides an insight into police operation -- ch18: Introducing special police -- ch.19: Recruits and robberies, death of Old Clarke and Tom Connell's arrest -- ch.20: James Dornan, wholesale arrests, rising tensions -- ch.21: The murder of the special police -- ch.22: A call to action -- ch.23: The Braidwood commission and the state of crime -- ch.24: Arrests and reinforcement -- ch.25: The beginning of the end -- ch.26: The captures of the Clarkes -- ch.27: Trial and convictions -- ch.28: Execution -- ch.29: Harbourers on trial -- ch.30: The aftermath -- Summing up -- The families of the Clarke country -- The police in the Clarke hunt -- Bushranger country -- Epilogue: The Clarke gang in perspective
Control code
000054180874
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9781925078480
Lccn
2014481084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles, 1 genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)903004805

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