Jessie’s Mug Shot

4 July, 2016

This photo (1913) at Darlinghurst Prison, shows more neckline and her clothing.  People did not smile for photos in those days, as they needed to stay very still for a long time, while the image was captured. Nevertheless you can see quite a determined look!

Jessie McIntyre alias for Jessie Hickman (nee Hunt)




The Wanted Poster

15 December, 2015

Wanted Poster

Colin Jones

28 January, 2015

Colin Jones provided some great story context for the LADY BUSHRANGER and photos of the gun she left in her cave. He had previously re-created Jessie’s cave in the Kandos Museum and was able to provide me with a photo of her gun left in the cave.

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Jessie’s Carpetbag Frame near Bogee River

20 January, 2015

News! Jessie’s carpetbag frame is found at one of her hideouts. While interviewing Ian Grimshaw (5th generation farmer at Capertee) on the site of Jessie’s hideout on the Bogee River, Ian picked up a peice of rusty tin and reckons this would be a traveling carpetbag she left there. Amazing day. Will post the interview later.  I took it into town and its been catalogued for the Kandos Historical Society. When I asked Ian how he knew it was a woman’s bag frame; he said with a dry crawl – that he would not want to be seen carrying that sort of bag!

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NSW State Library – Nice Beards Gentlemen

20 January, 2015

Recently went on a Research Recce to NSW to check out the private box of research there on the Lady Bushranger, deposited by author Pat Studdy-Clift.

I was surprised at how good looking Andy Black was. During a severe winter he invited Jessie off the mountain to his hut and then roped her into his cattle stealing enterprise. Andy is in the centre of the photo below. There is information out now, that he fathered a child with Jessie, who was then raised as a child of Jessie’s brother, Ken Hunt. The decendents of this child Dorothy, are proud of their infamous relative.

Andy Black and co


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