Sue gave me Frank Gardiner’s bunch… this was a bit harder

because I haven’t been to NSW much, in particular that bit that was frequented by Gardiner and friends. But I have been to Cockatoo Island gaol, where Gardiner was imprisoned before he become infamous.

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Also, I have a photo of this lovely pair of  Staffordshire figures at the National Museum demonstrating how to adapt to a local  market on the cheap. Right: Dick Turpin. Left: Frank Gardiner.

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Sydney police museum has a bushranger room but it’s a bit weak as museum exhibits go. Mostly reproduced photos and guns.

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A Colt revolver which was used by police in the 1860s (and I gave to MC in Bail Up, for the two people that have read that :).

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“This revolver was found on the body of Ben Hall when he was shot at Billabong Creek.” Hall being an associate of Gardiner.

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And if I’m going with associates, I’ll stretch that a bit more and included Dan Morgan’s grave, at Wangaratta.

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