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Citizen or Bushranger? Can you tell the difference between a decent early settler of Darebin and a notorious bushranger criminal?

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1 Citizen or Bushranger? Can you tell the difference between a decent early settler of Darebin and a notorious bushranger criminal?

2 Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph – Northcote carpenter Charles Verso became a local councillor in 1883 and Northcote Mayor in Bottom photograph – James Kenniff and his brother Patrick were the last Australian bushrangers. They stole horses and cattle in Queensland from

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 Citizen or Bushranger? Top photograph - This is Merri Creek citizen William Thomas, the Assistant Protector of Aborigines for the colony of Victoria from Bottom photograph - This is Shire President of Preston from Councillor Frank Arthur Harris.

7 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.


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