Australian Heist

by James Phelps

On Sale: 01/08/2018

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About the Book

Australia's Number 1 True Crime Writer on Australia's Greatest Gold Robbery.

On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.

In this riveting re-creation of the events, James Phelps finally tells the full story of how Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John O'Meally, Johnny Gilbert, Henry Manns, Alexander Fordyce, John Bow and Dan Charters planned and executed the robbery - and what happened to all that gold. Australian Heist is a thrilling, fast-paced and thoroughly modern take on one of the most extraordinary episodes in the nation's history, by Australia's number-one true-crime writer.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460756232
  • ISBN 10: 1460756231
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/08/2018
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: TRUE CRIME / General

Biography

James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for Sydney's The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He began as an overnight police-rounds reporter before moving into sport, where he became one of Australia's best news-breaking rugby league journalists. James was then appointed News Corp Australia's Chief National Motorsports Writer and travelled the world chasing Formula 1 stories, as well as covering Australia's V8 Supercar races. Following the publication of his bestselling autobiography of Dick Johnson, James quickly established himself Australia's number-one true crime writer with his bestselling prison series, including Australia's Hardest Prison, Australia's Most Murderous Prison, and Australia's Toughest Prisons. His most recent book, Australian Heist, was a dramatic retelling of the true story behind Australia's largest gold robbery.


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