Captain Thunderbolt

Captain Thunderbolt Frederick Wordsworth Ward better known as Captain Thunderbolt had one of the longest bushranging careers in history Plaguing New South Wales for almost seven years Thunderbolt enjoyed much public

  • Title: Captain Thunderbolt
  • Author: JaneSmith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Frederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt , had one of the longest bushranging careers in history Plaguing New South Wales for almost seven years, Thunderbolt enjoyed much public support as he was intelligent, charming and courageous and a great storyteller He has become something of a romantic figure of Australia s past This book describes someFrederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt , had one of the longest bushranging careers in history Plaguing New South Wales for almost seven years, Thunderbolt enjoyed much public support as he was intelligent, charming and courageous and a great storyteller He has become something of a romantic figure of Australia s past This book describes some of Thunderbolt s notable exploits and refutes many of the popular myths that surround him The Australian Bushrangers series by librarian and historical researcher, Jane Smith, details the colourful lives of six of Australia s most famous bushrangers of the gold rush era Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlite, Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, and the two men known as Captain Starlight Based on meticulous research of primary sources such as birth, death and marriage certificates, Police Gazettes, Court, policeand gaol records, letters and newspaper articles, Jane Smith, has produced a series of books that align with the nationalcurriculum and are both entertaining and historically accurate for the first time dispelling many of the myths These simply written, concise narratives provide an insight into the lives of these bushrangers From their family background,crimes, family and gang members, the circumstances and events that led him to crime, and where relevant, his capture and death, the books are full of interesting facts and loaded with images, newspaper clippings and records.

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