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Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria

03 9651 2233

9 Dec 2016, 11 Dec 2016, 12 Dec 2016

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Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria will reveal the long history of bushranging in Victoria, with some new and little-known characters from Victoria's frontier past. Meet the first bushrangers convicted in 1842 who were tried and executed publicly as an example to others. And the audacious gang who held up travellers on St Kilda Road in the 1850s.

Early Victoria was a frontier society in every sense. From the 1840s gangs of 'bushrangers' roamed in search of vulnerable travellers and stock, terrorising remote settlements and creating public panic. The advent of gold drew more such men to the Colony.

Explore the stories of the Plenty Gang, the St Kilda Gang and Victoria's most famous bushranger Ned Kelly who operated within a stone's throw of settled towns. You will also learn of the other 'wild colonial boys' who infested Victoria's bushlands.

Content: OLD TREASURY BUILDING

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Facilities:
  • Non smoking establishment
Memberships:
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf