10 January, 2014

January 10 Stick em up!

1864 
A curious case of sticking-up occurred on Sunday, between Dunolly and the Bet Bet. Mr. Henry Ford, of Mount Moliagul, was walking on this road to Maryborough, when, about two miles out of Dunolly, a man rushed out at him from the bush and demanded his money. Ford, however, being armed with a stout stick, which had formerly served as a handle to a rake, and not " seeming to see it," knocked the fellow over by a well directed blow under the ear, but another assailant appearing on the instant, Ford took to his heels, and got away.

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