Cover image for Correspondence relating to Bushranging.
Correspondence relating to Bushranging.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Oct 1825
End Date:
31 Oct 1826
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Series notes:
The problem of bushranging was one which, inherited from earlier administrations, troubled the early part of Arthur's administration. These papers, very few of which are registered, were apparently not incorporated in the main series (CSO1) because of their disparate and special nature. They comprise, chiefly, letters from settlers reporting the bushrangers' depredations, offering suggestions for dealing with the problem, and volunteering to take part in organised drives against them

claims for rewards for their apprehension

correspondence from District Police Magistrates in reply to a circular of 10 March 1826, seeking information as to their movements. The activities of the bushranger Brady's gang figures prominently. There is no index or other means of reference.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives

Correspondence pertaining to the capture of Matthew Brady and his gang
Correspondence from John Batman to Colonel George Arthur