C1866

Court-house and Gaol, Dubbo, Place of Dunn's Imprisonment after his re-capture.

Rare engraving of the original Dubbo Court House at 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo where the bushranger John Dunn was gaoled. On 18 December, Dunn was recognised by police at McPhails Station near Walgett. Eight days later he was betrayed by … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Court-house and Gaol, Dubbo, Place of Dunn’s Imprisonment after his re-capture.

Date:

C1866

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 75mm
AUTHENTICITY
Court-house and Gaol, Dubbo, Place of Dunn's Imprisonment after his re-capture. - Antique View from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare engraving of the original Dubbo Court House at 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo where the bushranger John Dunn was gaoled. On 18 December, Dunn was recognised by police at McPhails Station near Walgett. Eight days later he was betrayed by those he trusted and after a fight with police was wounded and captured [2] near Coonamble. Escape Dunn being recaptured Dunn was taken to Dubbo where he was treated for his wounds, Dunn was kept in the police barracks, not the prison cells, because of the relentless summer heat. On 14 January Dunn escaped via an unlocked window at night. He was recaptured the next day by a hollow log near the river.

Long demolished the site is now commemorated with a plaque.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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