The Historical Basis of ‘Robbery Under Arms’


Walker identifies people and events on which the characters and action of Robbery Under Arms was probably based. Walker demonstrates how Browne adapted the characters for use in the narrative to present a point of view that condemns bushranging while sustaining the humanity of the characters.

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Published 1 June 1965 in Volume 2 No. 1. Subjects: Bushrangers, Colonial literature & writers.

Cite as: Walker, Robin Berwick. ‘The Historical Basis of ‘Robbery Under Arms’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 1965, doi: 10.20314/als.d9202c0258.