C1866

Capture of the Bushranger Dunn, by M’Halle, Elliott, and Hawthorne.

Artist:

A.L.Jackson

Rare image from the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. On 26 January 1865, Hall, Gilbert and Dunn were at Collector, near Lake George. Dunn shot the local police officer, Constable Samuel Nelson, the sole policeman in the township … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Capture of the Bushranger Dunn, by M’Halle, Elliott, and Hawthorne.

Date:

C1866

Artist:

A.L.Jackson

Engraver:

L.Cawker 

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Image Size: 

240mm 
x 173mm
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Capture of the Bushranger Dunn, by M'Halle, Elliott, and Hawthorne. - Antique Print from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare image from the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. On 26 January 1865, Hall, Gilbert and Dunn were at Collector, near Lake George. Dunn shot the local police officer, Constable Samuel Nelson, the sole policeman in the township and father of eight children, while Hall and Gilbert were holding up the hotel. In May, Hall, Gilbert, and Dunn were proclaimed outlaws this put them outside the law and liable to be killed by anyone. Hall was surrounded by police in the bush near Forbes, New South Wales and shot dead. Some days later, Gilbert was shot by the police at the home of John Kelly, Dunn’s grandfather, near Murrumburrah, on 13 May. Dunn went into hiding but was captured on 26 December 1865. He hid in a trap door under the Melbourne jail. No one could fit down there to catch him,but small children. He was tried on 19 January 1866, found guilty and sentenced to hang. He was hanged on 19 March, he was twenty years old. He is buried in the old Devonshire Street cemetery in Sydney.

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