*ONLINE* Meg Foster – Boundary Crossers
In her book Boundary Crossers, historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn’t fit the mould. There is far more to these bushrangers, and their histories, than immediately meets the eye.
In Boundary Crossers, historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn’t fit the mould. African American man Black Douglas, who was seen as the terror of the Victorian goldfields, Sam Poo, known as Australia’s only Chinese bushranger, Aboriginal man Jimmy Governor, who was renowned as a mass murderer, and Captain Thunderbolt’s partner, Aboriginal woman Mary Ann Bugg, whose extraordinary exploits extended well beyond her time as ‘the Captain’s Lady’.
These bushrangers’ remarkable lives have been forgotten, obscured, misrepresented or erased from the national story for over a century, and this is no accident. All is not as it appears.
MEG FOSTER is an award-winning historian of banditry, settler colonial and public history, and a Research Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Join us online for this fascinating discussion.