Tag: Jessie

Out There in the Capertee Valley

20 January, 2015

Just been out there in big bold country (Capertee and up to Rylstone) and travelling alone. The people are great. Don’t you just love Aussies. Heaps of people helped me drag 60 kg of camera gear off platforms and were just darn nice.

Jessie spent the summers higher up in the Nullo Mountain area but also further south (especially during the bitterly cold winters and deep snow) in the Capertee Valley around Bogee. The Capertee area is famous for birdwatching.  The scenery is truly “western” as in traditional cowboy western.

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A Bushranger’s Cave

20 January, 2015

A few years ago we were helped to visit the Nullo Mountain Cave. Jessie had spent long stints up there and had amazingly hauled some turniture up there ; a bed, table and small cupboard. The remains of the bed and cupboard are still there. Her teapot was taken to a local museum.

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Nullo Mountain and Jessie’s Hideout

20 January, 2015

When Jessie first absconded from a domestic violence situation, she headed to remote bushland on Nullo Mountain. Here she set up one of her main cave hideouts. Even now the cave is so remote only a few people know how to get there. The cave is very high up and accessible from only one side. Back then a huge tree blocked the front aspect of the cave. Once Jessie climbed up there she was safe and could see anyone approaching. She certainly had a gun with her and we can assume she would have used it if the police ever found the cave.

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