Joe Byrne's corpse strung up on a cell door at the Benalla lock-up for photographers: No attempt has been made to clean or neaten the appearance of the deceased and the body has been erected crudely with ropes to allow the photographers to capture images with less effort. This final indignity speaks volumes about the Victorian attitudes to death, crime and humanity.
Bushranger Killed On This Day……… 9th April 1865 The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was shot on this day in 1865, at a homestead at Peechelba. He layed wounded for a number of hours with out medical attention, before dying at 2:15pm. His body was taken to the woolshed, and placed on public display. Photographers from Beechworth and […]