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Jump to Jump to search John Francis c. At least six men were involved, five of whom including Francis and his brother, George Francis c. His brother committed suicide while in custody, but by turning Queen's EvidenceFrancis escaped punishment and the other three companions were hanged.

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Both men were convicted under the alias Fearn. Both men travelled to Melbourne during the early part of the Victorian Gold Rushand married immigrant women in Melbourne during Blake, Gold Escorts in Australia, Rigby, Four of the six guards were shot and injured two seriously and the remaining pair fled back to McIvor to seek assistance.

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His brother, George Portersville pa adult personals, had arrived in Tasmania just three months earlier, having been convicted of stealing bees-wax at Sheffield early in and sentenced to seven years' transportation, and arriving on the Barossa on 3 May.

At the trial, the escort troops asserted that several more men were involved in the robbery than the six who were identified. Jump to Jump to search Horny babes 45056 Francis c. They counted as friends other former convicts Joseph Grey, George Melville c. It appears more likely that the additional men were those arrested on George Francis' evidence but were released after his suicide, and bendifo the ship was lost by natural hazards of the sea.

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Meanwhile, Melville, Wilson and Atkyns had also been arrested in Melbourne, but Grey escaped and was never seen again. According to popular legend they princeton ma milf personals on the Madagascarwhich went missing on her voyage for London, and were involved ecort a mutiny to steal the gold and murder the remainder of the ship's passengers and crew.

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The Private Escort Robbery[ edit ] In addition to the official government gold escort a private gold escort operated between many of the Victorian gold fields and Melbourne, being noted for its speed and lower bureaucracy, at the expense of security. InFrancis was arrested as one of a of men suspected of robbing the premises of Hobart merchant Charles McLachlan, but was released after turning Queens Evidence. Randell, McIvor, published by the author, East Melbourne,pp.

Of the known bushrangers, the Francis brothers, their wives and Wilson booked passages to England by the MadagascarMelville and his wife for Mauritius on the barque Collooney and William Atkyns and his wife for Sydney by the steamer Hellespont. His brother committed suicide while in custody, but by turning Queen's Lethbridge escourtsFrancis escaped punishment and the other three companions were hanged.

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Early life[ edit ] John Francis was bendigk for pick-pocketing in SheffieldEngland on 30 Decemberconvicted and sentenced to ten years' transportation and sent to Hobart Van Diemen's Fscort Tasmania on board the ship Maria Somes, arriving on 30 July They were hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol on 3 October II, pp. On 10 August Melbourne police arrested Francis on board escorts kommons ship Madagascar, and Adult ready sex personals lexington on the following day.

Francis turned Queen's Evidence, and the police secured convictions for armed robbery and attempted murder on the other three bushrangers.

Bendivo and his wife were given a free passage out of the colony and are believed to have gone to the Cape of Good Hope. Taking advantage of the disorganisation of the Victorian Police Force at the loganville pa adult personals, on 20 July a party of bushrangers led by John Grey attacked the escort near Mia Mia as it proceeded from the McIvor goldfield to Kyneton, where it was to meet up with the kely Bendigo escort and continue on to Melbourne.

Charles White, History of Australian Bushranging. The techniques used by the robbers were used in practice by many later bushrangers including Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner. escorts wildwood nj

They arrested George Francis as he was about to go on board the Madagascar on the same day, and he offered to late night escorts sherman oaks evidence against all the bushrangers in return for freedom for himself and his brother. At least six men were involved, five of whom including Francis and his brother, George Francis c.

The Escort Robbery became one of the most famous crimes during the Victorian gold rush and is mentioned in many historical and fictional s of the period. After being returned to McIvor to identify four other accused bushrangers, Francis' brother committed suicide by cutting escot throat with a razor on the way back to Melbourne on broken hill escorts August.

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