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Copy of an extract from GF Story's diary, November 1855: The Capture of Dido

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Story, George Fordyce (1855) Copy of an extract from GF Story's diary, November 1855: The Capture of Dido. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A copy of an extract from Dr Story's diary, the original dating from November 1855, the copy taken by Mrs Collins Amos of Glen Gala in 1929. The diary entry concerns the apprehension of the bushranger 'Dido', who had assaulted Story and Mrs and Miss Cotton while travelling. Earlier on, Dido and a companion had confronted the police constable J Watson, and stolen his horse. With Mr Fergusson, Story assisted Watson in apprehending Dido, an action Story felt entitled him to part of the government reward offered for Dido's capture. From the George Musgrave Parker Collection P1/11

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Keywords: GF Story, Dr George Fordyce Story, Story's diary, copy of diary, Dido, Dido the Bushranger, capture of Dido, theft, Cotton family, Waterloo point, Fergusson, Maria Ellis, liquor, bushrangers, Jonas Thompson, confrontation, police, chief of police, district constable, robbery, horse thief, J Watson
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 01:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:02
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