- Published: Walker Books
- Date: 2011
- ISBN: 9781921720123
- Formats: Print
The Legend of Moondyne Joe
“They’ll not take my freedom away!” These are the words of Moondyne Joe, the beloved scoundrel and expert bushman of early Australian convict history.
Not known for blazing gunfights or robbing banks, it was Moondyne Joe’s amazing ability to escape every time he was placed behind bars that won him fame and the affection of the early settlers. Wearing a kangaroo-skin cape and possum-skin slippers, he found freedom in the wooded valleys and winding creeks at Moondyne Hills. But when blamed for the disappearance of a farmer’s prize stallion the authorities were soon to find out that there wasn’t a jail that could hold Joe! This is the story of the greatest escape artist of Australian colonial history.
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