Jessie Hickman a.k.a. The Lady Bushranger and The Wild Woman of Wollemi led an extraordinary but short life. Given away to the circus at the age of eight, she became a rough rider champion, only to be washed up at the age of 17.
Turning to a life of crime, she became the menace of the bush. Wearing men trousers, stealing cattle and evading coppers. Quick with her fists and her boots, Jessie ensured any man that would take her on had met his match.
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Sources: Newcastle-Herald, October 10, Out of the mists: Search for truth about Elizabeth Jessie Hickman, by Mike Scanlon. The Queensland Times, Wollemi Pine Bushranger story to hit the silver screen, by Melissa Gulbin, 24th Jan 2015. The Lady Bushranger: The life of Elizabeth Jessie Hickman by Pat Studdy-Clift. ABC Local, Australia’s lady bushranger: the life of Jessie Hickman sparks film industry interest By Margaret Burin, 3 December, 2014. The Lady Bushranger – Jessie Hickman, April 4, 2020 By Moya Sharp. Vice, The Lady Bushranger: Remembering Australia’s Forgotten Female Outlaw, By Emma Nobel, 6.1.17.
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