NOTORIOUS BUSHRANGERS & THE GOLD RUSH
The discovery of massive gold finds in New South Wales and Victoria in the 1850s lured thousands to Australia to seek their fortune. It also drained the menfolk from established towns and cities as they downed tools to join the goldrush.
The transport of gold from the diggings to the cities also attracted a new breed of outlaw. Bushrangers lay in wait for gold shipments and, when these were not in progress, turned their attention to banks. Some of the most notorious are listed here including Ned Kelly (right).
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