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Dan Morgan (1830 - 9 April 1865) was an Australian bushranger . His real name was John Fuller  , but he may have had his mother's surname and been known as Daniel Owen.  . He was also called John Smith, "Down-the-river Jack" and "Billy the Native".  . His most famous name was “Mad Dan Morgan.”  He robbed people in the Riverina area, but was seen as a friend of the poor workers.  [ change ] Early life Dan Morgan was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales in 1830.
Bushrangers , or bush rangers , originally referred to runaway convicts in the early years of the British settlement of Australia who had the survival skills necessary to use the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities. The term "bushranger" then evolved to refer to those who abandoned social rights and privileges to take up " robbery under arms " as a way of life, using the bush as their base. [ 2 ] These bushrangers were roughly analogous to British " highwaymen " and American Old West " road agents ," and their crimes often included robbing small-town banks or coach services. [ edit ] History
Like many bushrangers, John Fuller, aka Daniel Morgan, had a short but bloody career. Morgan was first convicted in 1854 by Judge Redmond Barry , who sentenced him to 12 years in Pentridge prison for armed robbery. He emerged from jail with a fierce hatred of authority that saw him become one of the country's most feared and hated outlaws. Morgan ranged far and wide across north-east Victoria, committing crimes against society in general, and police in particular. Angry with one overseer
Dan Morgan was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales, in about 1830. His mother was an Irish convict. Even as a teenager, Morgan was in trouble for attacking policemen and stealing.
John Fuller (aka Daniel Morgan ; 1830 – 9 April 1865) was an Australian bushranger . After he killed a trooper in July 1864, the government put a £1,000 bounty on his head. He was shot and killed after holding up the McPherson family at Peechelba Station the day before in Victoria.
Daniel (Dan) Morgan (c.1830-1865), bushranger, was probably Jack Fuller, born at Appin, New South Wales, the illegitimate son of Mary Owen and George Fuller, and attended the Catholic school at Campbelltown. Although he was suspected of stock theft from the late 1840s, his known criminal record began when, under the name 'John Smith', occupation jockey, he was sentenced to twelve years hard labour for highway robbery at Castlemaine, Victoria, on 10 June 1854. Released from the hulk Success on a ticket-of-leave in June 1860 for good behaviour, he failed to report to the police in the Ovens police district.
H e was paroled in 1860 but absconded to become a horse thief, being wounded in the arm during an unsuccessful crime at Whitfield, Victoria. B y 1863 he had become a serious criminal and even held up and wounded Wagga magistrate, Henry Baylis. The Government then placed a £200 reward for the apprehension of Morgan. Morgan returned his loot on discovering the identity of his victim. I n January, 1864, the reward on Morgan's head was raised to £500. O n April 2nd, 1864, Morgan held up the Tumbarumba mail coach.
One of the most unpleasant bushrangers of Australia's past Who was Dan Morgan? One of the more infamous characters from the history of the Culcairn and the surrounding districts was Dan Morgan, one of the most unpleasant bushrangers of Australia's past. Morgan was about six feet tall, with a long black bushy beard. Born in Sydney in 1833 of poor irish parents, he decided to leave Sydney and join the gold rush in 1853. However on the way he turned to a life of petty crime, from which he graduated to robbery, which earned him a 12 year sentence of hard labour.
McFarlane & Erskine, Gold escort attacked by bushrangers , 187-, print: lithograph. Image courtesy of the : nla.pic-an8420450. Bushranging - living off the land and being supported by or stealing from free settlers - was either chosen as a preferred way of life by escaped or was a result of the lack of supplies in the early settlements. Australia's bushranging period spanned nearly 100 years, from the first convict bushrangers active from 1790 to the 1860s, through the of the 1860s and 1870s who were able to be shot on sight, to the shooting of the in 1880. While many bushrangers had populist reputations for being 'Robin Hood' figures; some bushrangers were brutal and others harassed the and diggers returning from the goldfields. The popularity of bushrangers and their ethos of 'fight before surrender' was commemorated in and .
A research project by year 5 and 6 students at Herberton State Primary School 1997 Ned Kelly wearing the armour he fought his last battle in Introduction The Bushrangers of Australia's history have a special place in the hearts and imaginations of Australians. These outlaws, (highway men, or brigands as they are known in other countries) are remembered with pride and admiration rather than the contempt and hate that they probably deserve, as many were violent and ruthless criminals who made their livings by murdering and stealing.