Peter Mercer

Bushranging and Piracy: The Bradley and O’Connor Story

This is the story of the only recorded act of piracy on the far North-West Coast of Tasmania and it involved two pass-holding convicts, Henry (Harry) Bradley and Patrick O’Connor, their sensational escape and their horrifying exploits in Tasmania and Victoria. Peter will tease apart the fact from fiction in the accounts of these events, which have become part of the folklore of the North West Coast.