Captain Thunderbolt's Folly Book Launch

Next date: Thursday, 08 December 2022 | 05:00 PM

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How can it be that Frederick Ward, a master horseman and a good judge of horses, could find himself on a horse run down by a single mounted policeman and shot dead? It was indeed Captain Thunderbolt’s Folly!

 This book examines the many unusual happenings on that fateful day, 25 May, 1870. What started out as a typical day of plundering for the man known as Captain Thunderbolt, became very complicated, leading to an unexpected finale at Kentucky Creek a few miles from Uralla.

John Donohoe has already published two books on the bushranger Ben Hall, and now reveals years of research into the life of Frederick Ward, aka Captain Thunderbolt.

Join us at McCrossin's Mill Museum on December 8th at 5pm for the book launch, for a discussion with the author about some of what went into the book.


  • Thursday, 08 December 2022 | 05:00 PM

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