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Moondyne Joe: The Man and the Myth

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 152 pages
Author: I. Elliot
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0859052443
Other: b&w photos, sketches, maps, appendixes, bibliog, index
Publisher: Hesperian Press

Joseph Bolitho Johns 'Moondyne Joe', (or 'Moonie' to his mates) was a good badman who gallops across the pages of Western Australian history with all the spirit of a wild bush brumby.

He was a bad man, and his prison sentences were frequently punctuated by spectacular escapes and, in the days when Aboriginal trackers were an integral part of the police force, when a horse was a man's best friend and bushmanship the measure of a man,  Joe became a legend in his own time.

His story spans the colonial period from the years of convict transportation to the excitement of Western Australia's goldrushes. Joe's bushranging exploits and his determination to be free have a romantic appeal that cannot be denied. He may have arrived as a convict and died a pauper, but he left an indelible mark on our folklore.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1. 1848-1853
Chapter 2. 1853-1861
Chapter 3. August-October 1861
Chapter 4. 1861-1864
Chapter 5. 1864-1865
Chapter 6. 1865-1866
Chapter 7. August-September 1866
Chapter 8. September-October 1866
Chapter 9. 1866-1867
Chapter 10. 1867-1869
Chapter 11. 1869-1873
Chapter 12. 1873-1887
Chapter 13. 1887-1890
Chapter 14. 1890-1900
Chapter 15.
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

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