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Where

Burnside Gardens Community Centre
3 Blackwood Place Oatlands

Contact

Parramatta & District Historical Society
96542224
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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

Topic:

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.