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"A bushranger's life is wretched and miserable. There is constant fear of capture and the least noise in the bush is startling. There is no peace day or night." - Matthew Brady, bushranger (Tasmania) 1799 - 1826
Bushrangers marked with an * indicates brief notes about them.
The Streets of Forbes Jack McGuire (Jack McGuire was Ben Halls' Brother-in-law)
The Death of Ben Hall Will.H.Ogilvie
Brave Ben Hall anonymous
Maids of The Mountains -anonymous
(about gang member O'Meally's sisters exploit)
Frank Gardiner anonymous
A Ballad said to be written by Frank Gardiner
A West country Ballad anonymous
The Fierce and Bloody Battle of The Weddin Mountains (author'Damphool Jnr')
The Morning of The Fray author Frank Gardiner
The Bloody Fields of Wheogo anonymous
John Gilbert was a Bushranger anonymous
How Gilbert Died A.B. (Banjo) Paterson
Bold Jack Donahoe-Poem anonymous
Bold Jack Donahoe-Ballad Anonymous
Bold Jack Donahoe (3) anonymous
The Wild Colonial Boy anonymous - This was a popular song at the time but was banned by the Authorities so the name in the poem was changed
Brave Donahue anonymous
John Donahue And His Gang by Jack Donahue
Old Ireland Lies Groaning anonymous
The Kelly Gang anonymous
Stringybark Creek anonymous
In A Ramshackle Hut anonymous
Kelly Was Their Captain anonymous
The Bushrangers Edward Harrington
Ye Sons Of Australia anonymous
The Kelly Gang 2. anonymous
The Kelly Gang 3. anonymous
We Are Two Plucky Troopers anonymous
Ned Kelly Was an Irishman anonymous
We're The Jolliest Lot of Thieves anonymous
The Kelly's, Byrne and Hart anonymous
Farewell To My Home In Greta anonymous
Taking His Chance Henry Lawson
Born Henry Johnson
Jack Power anonymous
A Nights Walk anonymous
The Ballad Of Jack LeFroy anonymous
James and Patrick Kenniff
The Kenniffs John Creevey
Wolf and Hound Adam Lindsay Gordon
Marion Lee Bernard Espinasse
The Price of a kiss Elise Espinasse
Trooper Campbell Henry Lawson
The Mystery Man "N.Q."
The Death of Halligan Alexander Forbes
In The Stable A.B.(Banjo) Paterson
Conroy's Gap A.B.(Banjo) Paterson
There's Whisky in The Jar anonymous
Six-Foot-Three Alexander McLeod
Jim Jones anonymous
'The Poet Convict'
Suffolks Poems are in chronological order.
The Prison Poet S.H.Wintle
Untitled Song Owen Suffolk - This is the first song he wrote. He was homeless, and penniless and this was his first attempt at 'busking' for a living.
Untitled song Owen Suffolk - This song was written on his release from his first prison term - at Coldbath-fields Prison England.
Untitled Poem Owen Suffolk - After his release, he returned to visit his old boarding school. He wrote this song that night.
Untitled Poem Owen Suffolk - This poem he wrote to his mother after she implored him to return home and resume his studies.
The Prison Bell Owen Suffolk - Once more imprisoned. He wrote this verse in Molgate penitentiary
The Battle Of Life Owen Suffolk - This poem was written after he was released from serving a prison term for which he had been transported to Australia. He was employed as a teacher at the time.
Untitled poem - Owen Suffolk - Suffolk again found himself in prison in Australia. A prison mate of his was Frank Gardiner. He wrote this verse for Frank Gardiner.
Untitled Poem Owen Suffolk - The following verse was written while he was in solitary confinement at Cockatoo Island
My Memory's Care Owen Suffolk - After his release, he teamed up with Christy and Dowling, and together they held up the Melbourne Mail coach. The next night he treated himself to a night at the theatre with some his share of the proceeeds. He wrote this verse after his night out.
The Dream of Freedom Owen Suffolk - He was duly captured, tried and sentenced for his part in the robbery. This following poem was written from his jail cell.
Untitled Verse - Owen Suffolk - Shortly after he was promoted to prison clerk. Every morning a young woman, Alice, walked through his office on the way to the prison Governors house. She never spoke to him. One day a book was left on his desk by mistake, and he wrote this poem for her and put it into the book before giving it to her one morning.
Untitled Verse Owen Suffolk - A clandestine correspondence began between them. One time Alice said she thought he was after fame rather than love. He replied with this poem.
I Feel That I Am Free Owen Suffolk - After being released from prison, one day he penned these words when overcome with the joy of freedom.
Untitled Poem Owen Suffolk - Again in jail this verse was written while he was a prisoner on a hulk at Melbourne. He penned this verse after hearing a child on deck playing.
The Real And The Ideal Owen Suffolk - He didn't always see his life as gloomy, and at times aspired to a better future. He knew they were day-dreams though