An Inoffensive Man

The following description of Joe was made after the raid at Jerilderie. “Byrne stands nearly six feet high, long features, fair complexion and an effeminate cast of countenance, and of a nervous disposition; his manner is quiet and he appears to a casual observer an inoffensive man.” From the Bendigo Advertiser, 19 February 1879.

Joe’s Grey Mare Music

Music was a 16 hand grey thoroughbred who was greatly admired by many who saw her, owing to the mare’s magnificent conformation. She was an honest and surefooted horse, which Joe had achieved by countless hours of riding her down the steep gullies of the Woolshed Valley. Throughout his outlawry, whenever asked about the state … Continue reading Joe’s Grey Mare Music