William “Jackey Jackey” Westwood was an english born Bushranger and serial escapologist who was transported to Australia at the age of 16 for stealing a fancy coat. He promptly escaped and roamed the countryside, tipping his hat at ladies and looking flash in haute couture whilst relieving folks of their valuables.
In his four year career he was captured dozens of times, but more slippery than a banana peel dipped in custard, he always managed to escape. That was until the cooking pot rebellion of 1846. Where Jackey Jackey finally made a stand and stood up for what he believed in.
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