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02-July-2013
02-July-2013
Photographs supplied by Michael Kuilboer

A sculpture commemorates the White Bull stolen by Harry Redford ("Captain Starlight"). 

Redford stole about 1000 cattle from the Aramac district and drove them to Adelaide to sell them. Among the herd was a prize white bull that was worth 500 guineas. No matter how hard Redford tried to cut the bull from the group it persisted in following the herd. En route Redford ran short of cash and sold the bull to a squatter, which was how his cattle rustling was uncovered.

The bull was quite famous and belonged to Bowen Downs Station, which was how the police associated the cattle thieving to Harry Redford. Redford was put on trial in Roma but by a comedy of errors in the evidence and a sympathetic jury Redford went home a free man.

Location

Address:Gordon Street, Aramac, 4726
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.971488
Long: 145.241596
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Source: MA
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