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Daniel Morgan

(c. 1830—1865) bushranger


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(1830–65), born Campbelltown, NSW, a bushranger who took the name of the pirate Morgan, was the son of Sydney prostitute Kate Owen and cabbage-seller ‘Gypsy’ Fuller. Notoriously cruel and probably insane, Morgan was the model for the evil, snake-eyed Moran in ‘Rolf Boldrewood's’ Robbery Under Arms (1888) and is the subject of Edward Harrington's ballad ‘Morgan’, Francis Webb's poem ‘Morgan's Country’, and the Australian film Mad Dog Morgan (1976). Morgan is the subject of a novel by Will Lawson, Red Morgan Rides (1940), and of two biographies, Margaret Carnegie's Morgan: the Bold Bushranger (1974) and Edgar F. Penzig's Morgan the Murderer (1989).

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

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