Title:   Boundary Crossers: The hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers
Author:   Foster, Meg
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2022
APN:   9781742237527 or ISBN(1742237525)
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Bushrangers are Australian legends. Ned Kelly, Ben Hall, Captain Thunderbolt and their bushranging brothers are famous. Theyre remembered as folk heroes and celebrated for their bravery and their ridicule of inept and corrupt authorities. But not all Australian bushrangers were seen in this glowing light in their own time. And not all were white men.

In Boundary Crossers, historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didnt fit the mould. African American man Black Douglas, who was seen as the terror of the Victorian goldfields, Sam Poo, known as Australias only Chinese bushranger, Aboriginal man Jimmy Governor, who was renowned as a mass murderer, and Captain Thunderbolts partner, Aboriginal woman Mary Ann Bugg, whose extraordinary exploits extended well beyond her time as the Captains 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. There is far more to these bushrangers, and their histories, than immediately meets the eye.

A spellbinding journey into Australias iconic bushranging history as you have never imagined it. - Grace Karskens

A refreshing riposte to familiar bushranging folklore. - Billy Griffiths

Thrilling detective worka true history of Australias troubles with race, sex and gender, troubles that havent gone away. - David Marr

Full of intriguing detail, colourful stories and challenging ideas, Boundary Crossers offers new context for some of Australias great central legends. - Alan Atkinson

An unknown and riveting side of bushrangingstories of people who should never have been forgotten. - Jason Phu

Boundary Crossers is excellent Australian history, thought-provoking and illuminating. - Julia Taylor, Books + Publishing