By Carol Baxter
Delighted at this affront to their betters, Sydney's mostly felony and ex-criminal inhabitants did all they can to undermine the professionals' makes an attempt to trap the robbers and retrieve the spoils. whereas the determined financial institution administrators provided more and more huge rewards and the govt. officials forged longing appears on the gallows, the robbers persevered to elude detection. Then at some point .
With a wealthy solid of characters who refused to abase themselves to the institution, this meticulously researched and fast moving historical past tells the tale of the bold financial institution of Australia theft and of the scheming robbers, grasping receivers and unlucky suspects whose lives have been irrevocably replaced through this outrageous crime.
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'. a piece that captures the reader. . . a superb instance of ways a very good tale can light up the past.' - affiliate Professor Gregory Melleuish, Australian Literary Review
'. [told] with a superb eye for the complicated motivations, either political and private, of characters [Baxter] paints a bright photo of Jane New's world.' - Dr Kirsten McKenzie, Sydney Morning Herald
'. [a] brilliant social history.' Canberra Times
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