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The Bushrangers - Part Nine - Sullivan's Gang

A party of bushrangers known as Sullivan's gang created a great stir in the Bathurst district for nearly six months, all attempts to capture them during that time proving futile, although reports of their raids on the stations around were frequently received. Their number was variously stated as anything from three to eight, but only five were taken by the authorities, who effected the capture through one member of the gang giving himself up and turning Queen's evidence. They were absconders from the mountain gang. The report of their trial makes interesting reading, and is so typical of the conduct of these escapee bushrangers that it may be given here in full. Three of them—James Moran, per ship "Isabella"; Matthew Craven, per ship "Guildford"; and Patrick Sullivan, per ship "Brampton"—were charged with being "at large in the bush, and for serious robberies and misdemeanours":–
Thomas Evernden, Lieutenant of the Buffs, being sworn, st…
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1867 The Year of the Floods in New South Wales

The year was 1867, the year that the greatest floods of record hit New South Wales. From April reports started to filter in of devastating floods throughout the state. The worst were to occur in June 1867 in the Hunter (Maitland and Newcastle), the Hawkesbury (Penrith, Windsor, Richmond, North Richmond, St Marys, Riverstone, Pitt Town, Cattai, and Sackville), the Blue Mountains (Bathurst), and in the Mudgee Region (Burrandong), which accompanied great loss of property and life.
Following are some of the accounts given at the time, including first-hand accounts of bravery and loss.

FLOODS IN NEW SOUTH WALES. 
THE HUNTER 

The following is from the Maitland Mercury, 25th June:—


Hitherto it has been the custom of our residents in all discussions about floods to refer to the flood of August, 1857, as a standard — as a sort of maximum not likely to be exceeded. The rule has been good during the many visitations of the last ten years. This time, unhappily, we have to record an exception. The w…

OFFICERS INFANTRY SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION, VICTORIA BARRACKS, NSW, 1900.

OFFICERS INFANTRY SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION, VICTORIA BARRACKS, 1900.

Lieut. Kirkland; Lieut. Scobie; Lieut. Arnott.
Qr. M. Sergt. Kelly; Lieut. James; Lieut. Craig; Lieut. Millard; Lieut. A. E. Macdonald; Lieut. MacTaggart; Lieut. Saunders; Lieut. J. R. Macdonald; Lieut. Littlejohn.
Lieut. Inglis; Sergt. Major Saddler; Lieut. Parker; Lieut. Rowe; Staff Col. Sergt White.
Captain T. M. Webb, Commandant.
Lieut. Finch; Lieut. Anderson; Lieut. Taylor; Lieut. Sullivan.
View Original:Officers Infantry School of Instruction, Victoria Barracks, 1900 (1900, August 4). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 276.

NSW Return of all Male Convicts Assigned and Transferred between 1st and 30th days of September 1832, Inclusively

NEW SOUTH WALES.
RETURN OF ALL MALE CONVICTS, ASSIGNED AND
TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1st AND 30th DAYS OF SEPTEMBER. 1832, INCLUSIVELY.
Note—Those marked * have been re-assigned, the first assignees having either refused or neglected to send for them
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2983. ALLEN JOHN B., Clyde, reaps, sows, &c. to G. Wyndham, Hunter's River

2984. Abrian Henry, Clyde, gardener's labourer, to George Wyndham, Hunter's River

2985. Alexander James, Clyde, errand-boy, to Robert Henderson, Brisbane Water

2986. Anty Benjamin, Clyde, boatman, to John Pike, Hunter's River

2987. Antonio Emanuel, Clyde, house servant, seamen, &c. to Thos. Wealands, South Head

2988. Aivey Francis, Clyde, butcher, to John Bradley, Windsor Road

2989. Abnett James, Clyde, bricklayer, to G. B. Suttor, Baulkham Hills

2990. Ashworth John, Clyde, weaver, to John Palmer, Richard's Vale

2991. Allan James, Clyde, weaver, to John Palmer, Richard's Vale

2992. Ahern Michael, Eliza (6), shepherd, to…

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