Parramatta Family History Group Meeting - Monday 17 June 2019 7.30 pm
Where: Burnside Gardens Community Centre
3 Blackwood Place Oatlands
The Speaker on this occasion will be: John McKenna
The Clarke Gang shoot-out
The Clarke Gang have been dubbed "the bloodiest bushrangers". They shot and wounded some of their victims, and killed others, and they're suspected of killing all four of a police special squad sent from Sydney to track them down.
On April 9 1866 they killed Constable Miles O'Grady in a shootout in the then thriving mining town of Nerrigundah, which is now a quiet, isolated settlement of about 30 people, connected to the world by a public telephone.
The Clarke Gang would eventually be tracked down but not until after more robberies and more killings. Tommy Clarke and his brother John would get a one-day trial and then were hanged.
Come along and hear this intriguing story.