The hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers. Presented as part of the Australian Heritage Festival, running Tuesday 18 April to Thursday 18 May 2023.
In Boundary Crossers, historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn’t fit the mould. African American man Black Douglas, who was seen as the terror of the Victorian goldfields, Sam Poo, known as Australia’s only Chinese bushranger, Aboriginal man Jimmy Governor, who was renowned as a mass murderer, and Captain Thunderbolt’s partner, Aboriginal woman Mary Ann Bugg, whose extraordinary exploits extended well beyond her time as ‘the Captain’s Lady’.
These bushrangers’ remarkable lives have been forgotten, obscured, misrepresented or erased from the national story for over a century, and this is no accident. All is not as it appears. There is far more to these bushrangers, and their histories, than immediately meets the eye.
MEG FOSTER is an award-winning historian of banditry, settler colonial and public history, and a Research Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She was awarded the 2018 Aboriginal History Award from the History Council of New South Wales, has published academically as well as in popular publications like Overland and Australian Book Review and has a passion for connecting history with the contemporary world.
Please register for this event here and a Teams Webinar link will be sent to your email address prior to the event (webinars are internet broadcasts where you can see the presenter/s but the audience does not appear on screen).
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Heritage | Festivals | Author Talks |
TAGS: | recommended |
|Mon, Mar 27||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||9:00AM to 5:30PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||10:00AM to 5:00PM|