True Story Of Jimmy Governor:killing Us Every Day

Author(s): Moore Laurie/williams Stephan

australian stories people & history

When Jimmy Governor, known as a hard worker who played a good game of cricket, married Ethel Page in 1898 he was challenging a code. For Ethel Page was a white woman and Jimmy Governor's skin was black. Two and a half years later, the cost of that challenge was nine murders and three judicial executions. Jimmy and Joe Governor were the last proclaimed outlaws in New South Wales. With their friend Jack Underwood they killed five people at Breelong on 20 July 1900. In the following days they killed another three adults and a child and went on an armed rampage. They committed at least one robbery on most days of the rampage, laid false trails for their pursuers, and contrived close encounters from which they retired with guns blazing or simply vanished.


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  • : 9781865084817
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : January 2001
  • : 23.00 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm X 2.00 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : Moore Laurie/williams Stephan
  • : TP
  • : 01
  • : en
  • : 227