The largest gold robbery in Australian history
The new book by bestselling true crime author James Phelps “Australian Heist” explores the little-known story behind Australia’s greatest ever gold robbery.
On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra in NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold which would be worth about $10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.
In “Australian Heist”, for the first time Phelps tells the story of how the eight men involved in the scheme planned and executed the robbery, what happened after were caught, and what happened to all that gold (it was never recovered).
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