Jim Haynes’ not-so-famous Aussie characters
Michael is joined each week by Aussie historian, author & entertainer Jim Haynes, for his unique knowledge of the not-so-famous characters from Australia’s history.
This week Jim shines the spotlight on Frank Gardiner – the King of the Road.
Frank Gardiner (1830 – 1903) was the famous Australian bushranger who used several different names during his life, including ‘Frank Clarke’ ‘Frank Christie, ‘The Darkie’, ‘The Prince of Tobymen’, ‘General Gardiner’ and ‘King of the Road’.
Leader of a gang that did one of Australia’s biggest ever robberies, he is the only person ever exiled from Australia.
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