"Day of the bushrangers" Jugiong Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

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  Typical house when the bushrangers were around
by iandsmith

The death of Parry was the culmination of a very busy day for Hall and his gang. By the time the mail coach had arrived they had held up nearly 60 people in a single day - literally everyone who was travelling along the road.
When the bushrangers tried to hold up the mail coach both Parry and Inspector O'Neil, who were riding as armed escorts, returned fire. Parry was killed. O'Neil survived because he ran out of bullets and had to surrender.
Johnny Gilbert was killed by police in 1865 and is buried at Binalong.
Parry's gravestone in the Gundagai cemetery records 'Edmund Parry, Sergeant of the N.S.W. Police, who lost his life in the execution of his duty whilst courageously endeavouring to capture the bushranger Gilbert by whom he was shot dead near Jugiong.'
Jugiong has never really grown. Today it has a population of less than 200 people and, at last, the trucks which run up and down the Hume Highway, no longer pass down the Main Street.

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  • Written Oct 25, 2011
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