The Clarke Gang: Outlawed, Outcast & Forgotten by Peter C Smith
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Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library book with stickers, stamps and protective plastic covering. Minimal edgewear. Book is clean and binding is very good.
Who were the Clarke Gang? Ten years or more before Ned Kelly became famous the Clarke brothers and their associates were terrorising an area stretching from present day Canberra to the coast from 1865 to 1867.
They intimidated, assaulted, robbed and murdered police and civilians alike. They had no hesitation in killing any member of the gang suspected of being untrustworthy. The were supported by a network of harbourers and sympathisers beyond any other gang.
The author details their exploits and the terror they aroused in the population. His asks why the Clarke Gang have virtually been forgotten while Ned Kelly went on to be one of the most famous figures in Australian history?