Bushrangers ... By Them that were There
Worrall's account of the death of Michael Howe
Marjoribanks's account of bushrangers
The Rev. Gribble's account of Ned Kelly
This book contains source document accounts of the bushranging days. It is Volume One of a planned series that will cover many aspects of Australian history with emphasis on convict, bushranging and gold rush times.
This volume contains 44, A4 pages with an index and relates three rare accounts:
The first story recounts the death of Michael Howe in Van Diemen's Land in 1818, as told by Worrall (one of the people who bludgeoned Howe to death) and is reprinted from The Military Sketch-Book originally published in 1827.
The second article is Marjoribanks's witty, but oh so English, account of the depraved bushrangers of the early 1830s from his fascinating reminiscences, Travels in New South Wales.
And lastly there is the good Reverend's amazing narrative of his altercation with Steve Hart at Jerilderie and Ned Kelly's solution to the problem, which he wrote for The Leisure Hour magazine published in 1885.
All three accounts are bound together and beautifully presented in this first volume of By Them that were There.
ISBN 0 9756057 3 9 AU$20.00 (Plus postage and Padded bag)