Trove Tuesday: Highway Robberies on the Great Northern Road

Well it appears I may have found the antecedent to that bushranger anecdote passed along by my father:

“HIGHWAY ROBBERIES ON THE GREAT NORTHERN ROAD.”The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893) 22 Dec 1863: 3. Web. 26 Feb 2014 <>

Mrs Friend being Mary Maria Friend (nee Baker), my 4th Great Grandmother and the outlaw she met none other than Captain Thunderbolt or at least someone purporting to be him.

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