Presentation on theme: "Citizen or Bushranger? Can you tell the difference between a decent early settler of Darebin and a notorious bushranger criminal?"— Presentation transcript:
Citizen or Bushranger? Can you tell the difference between a decent early settler of Darebin and a notorious bushranger criminal?
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph – Northcote carpenter Charles Verso became a local councillor in 1883 and Northcote Mayor in 1887. Bottom photograph – James Kenniff and his brother Patrick were the last Australian bushrangers. They stole horses and cattle in Queensland from 1895-1902.
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph – John Fuller aka Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan was a notorious bushranger of NSW and Victoria in the 1860s. Bottom photograph – Richard Tobin was the first Northcote Headmaster and a founder of the Northcote community.
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph – Meet ‘Bold Ben Hall’ the gentleman bushranger of NSW. Ben was not a violent man and refused to kill to escape the police. Bottom photograph – This is Northcote citizen and committee member of the Northcote Library, George William Swift.
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph - Northcote brothers Carl Frederick and Carl August Schwaebsch gardeners from Prussia in Germany. Bottom photograph – murderous brothers John and Thomas Clarke known in NSW’s as ‘The Bloodiest Bushrangers’ of the 1860s.
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph - This is Merri Creek citizen William Thomas, the Assistant Protector of Aborigines for the colony of Victoria from 1849. Bottom photograph - This is Shire President of Preston from 1892- 1893 Councillor Frank Arthur Harris.
Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph – This is the Honorable Francis Beaver, local politician and owner of a large estate in Gladstone Avenue, Northcote. Bottom photograph – this is the most famous Victorian bushranger of all…Ned Kelly who was tried and hanged for his crimes in Melbourne Gaol in 1880.