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1853: Three for the McIvor Gold Escort attack

On this date in 1853, three bushrangers hanged in Melbourne Gaol for the sensational (and very nearly successful) McIvor Gold Escort attack. Our hanged trio’s crime traces to the mad 1850s gold rush to Victoria, mainland Australia’s southwesternmost province and more specifically to the McIvor Creek diggings near Heathcote. Gold was struck there late in […]
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