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Dusty Horses

20 January, 2015

My mate Grimee (Mr Grimshaw) took me to film some dusty horses; in the area Jessie roamed. The dark one near the tree had a very long mane dangling.

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Jessie’s Table From the Cave!

20 January, 2015

Serendipity; 1.5 hours looking for accommodation in Rylstone after leaving Capertee, I finally found a room at Tree Tops. In his shed Mr Bowles had a surprise to show me; one that his grandmother-in-law stored at her home for many years. It was the table she had taken from Jessie’s cave on Nullo Mountain! I think it will eventually end up in the local museum.IMG_0871

Horse Stud – Eurella

20 January, 2015

Lyn Richardson has been contributing horsey information. Her daughter Courtney is a fine horsewoman who rode for me so I could get some horse shots! Some very skilled people cattle farming in this beautiful Capertee Canyon.

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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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The Lady Bushranger

9 January, 2015


Elizabeth Jessie Hunt, born in 1890, used many aliases. As a child in the circus, she had a series of stage names and later while cattle duffing in the 1920’s, she was Mrs Lizzie Hickman. Police records show Jessie McIntyre, Martini, Murray and Thomas. For us she will always be Jessie.

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