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Death of Captain Thunderbolt

Death of Frederick Ward (aka Captain Thunderbolt)
Death of Frederick Ward (aka Captain Thunderbolt)
(State Library of Victoria, IAN18/06/70/116, engraving by Samuel Calvert)

In 1870 Frederick Ward (18351870), the bushranger known as Captain Thunderbolt, was shot dead by police near Uralla in New South Wales. 

He was a former drover and horse breaker. He was first convicted of stealing horses in 1856. 

Between 1856 and his death 14 years later, he was in prison several times for robbing inns and mail-coaches. 

He was regarded as one of the most successful bushrangers in New South Wales. FROM MY PLACE FOR TEACHERS

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