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Australian Heist

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 368 pages
Author: J. Phelps
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781460756232
Other: colour photos, bibliog
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes in new South Wales. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today.

It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.

In this riveting re-creation of the events, James Phelps finally tells the full story of how Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John O'Meally, Johnny Gilbert, Henry Manns, Alexander Fordyce, John Bow and Dan Charters planned and executed the robbery - and what happened to all that gold.

'Australian Heist' is a thrilling, fast-paced and thoroughly modern take on one of the most extraordinary episodes in the nation's history.

Author's Note
1. The Plan
2. The Robbery
3. The Getaway
4. The Chase
5. The Arrests
6. The Trial: Day One
7. The Trial: Day Two
8. The Trial: Day Three
9. The Trial Ends
10. The Wanted
11. The Second Trial
12. The Hanging
13. The Gang
14. The Fugitive
15. The Accused
16. The Prison
17. The Cop
18. The Execution
19. The Damned
20. The Exile
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