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Australian heist

Author: James Phelps; Peter Hosking
Publisher: Tullamarine, Victoria : Bolinda Audio, [2018] ℗2018.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Colorado, USA, 1903. 'Boys,' he said, 'you might have heard a thing or two about me over the years?' His sons nodded. 'Well, it's true,' he said. 'All of it. And then there is more. Some of it, well, you might struggle to believe. But you have to. It's my legacy and your future.' And then Frank Gardiner, the King of the Road, Prince of Thieves, told his boys a tale of treasure. Of stagecoaches, shotguns and saddles.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Audiobooks
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Frank Gardiner; Frank Gardiner
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Phelps; Peter Hosking
ISBN: 9781460798225 1460798228
OCLC Number: 1048422337
Notes: "1862. 8 bushrangers 77 kg gold. The incredible true story of Australia's biggest steal"--Container cover.
Performer(s): Read by Peter Hosking.
Description: 7 audio discs (CD) (8 hr., 35 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Responsibility: James Phelps ; read by Peter Hosking.

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Colorado, USA, 1903. 'Boys,' he said, 'you might have heard a thing or two about me over the years?' His sons nodded. 'Well, it's true,' he said. 'All of it. And then there is more. Some of it, well, you might struggle to believe. But you have to. It's my legacy and your future.' And then Frank Gardiner, the King of the Road, Prince of Thieves, told his boys a tale of treasure. Of stagecoaches, shotguns and saddles. Of bandits called bushrangers, a bloke called Ben Hall, and a bounty that has never been beaten. 'It was Australia's biggest heist,' he said. 'Gold. Cash. Banknotes. And most of it was lost. Or so they say.' And then he gave them a map. On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.

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