Some Australian bushrangers were:
One of the most famous of the bushrangers was 'Bold' Jack Donohoe. He escaped hanging for his crimes for a time, but was eventually recaptured.
Patrick and James Kenniff were regarded as Australia's last bushrangers. They were captured and brought to trial in 1902.
Captain Thunderbolt's real name was Frederick Ward.
Most of Captain Thunderbolt's activity was around Uralla, a small town in northern NSW country. He sheltered at a rock which became famously known as "Thunderbolt's Rock".
The most notorious bushranger from the mid-1800s was Captain Thunderbolt (1856 onwards).
His real name is Frederick Ward
Maryann Bugg became a bushranger because in marring Fredrick Ward (Captain Thunderbolt)
Mary ann bugg became a bushranger by marring Fredrick ward captain thunderbolt
Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt was born Frederick Ward. It is unlikely he was related to the Kowald family, as the name Kowald is German in origin.
Andrew George Scott was better known as bushranger Captain Moonlite.
Australian bushranger Captain Thunderbolt was born in 1836 and shot dead in 1870. He was 34 years old when he died. However, there remains some contention as to whether it was actually Thunderbolt who was killed, or his brother William, also known as 'Harry'.
Captain Thunderbolt, aka Frederick Ward, lived near the small NSW country town of Uralla. A rock originally known as "Split Rock" became known as "Thunderbolt's Rock".
There is little family information on the Australian bushranger Thunderbolt. He was born Frederick Ward at Wilberforce near Windsor, NSW, in 1836 and, as an excellent horseman, his specialty was horse stealing.
Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt was an excellent horseman whose crime was horse stealing. He was sentenced in 1856 to the infamous Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour but released four years later on a ticket-of-leave to work on a Mudgee farm. During this time, he stole more horses, and was sent back to Cockatoo Island where he often had to suffer solitary confinement. In September 1863, he and another inmate escaped from the supposedly escape-proof prison by swimming to the mainland. After he escaped, Ward started bushranging, under the name of Captain Thunderbolt. Much of his activity was around Uralla, a small town in northern NSW country. He sheltered at a rock which became famously known as "Thunderbolt's Rock". After a six-year reign as a "gentleman bushranger", Thunderbolt was shot dead by Constable Alexander Walker in May 1870.
Captain moonlight was not a 'bushranger' he had not yet reached that stage, after the hold up and robbery of the Wantabadgery station he and his gang apparently planned to escape into the hills (bush) for a while, to evade the police.because he was in jail for 8 years and he wanted revenge