Villains: A Gallery of Australian Rogues
First there was Legends: Stories of Australia.
Then there was Heroes: Australians at their best.
And now there is Villains: A Gallery of Australian Rogues.
Like its predecessors, Villains is a collection of short stories written by one of Australia’s best authors.
The length of the stories, relatively short (around 1000 words each) and the range of subjects and characters, makes Villains very good reading for students from Years 6 to 9.
The 18 villains include pirates, bushrangers, thieves, extortionists, shady business men, con artists, armed robbers, vice queens, prison escapees, kidnappers, murderers, frauds and many others. They include men and women from all periods of Australia’s history since European settlement.
Some are people you might have heard of, others are less well known, but Allan Baillie has made them all into interesting and fascinating characters.
- King's Pirate
- Master Plotter
- Ladies' Man The Fabulous River
- King of the Road
- The Woman Who Rode with Thunderbolt
- The Butcher Who Would Be A Lord
- Bully Hayes
- Soap Pirate
- The Breaker
- A Gangster Of Style
- Queens of Razorhurst
- The Great Escaper
- The Kidnapper
- The Siege
- The Movie Plot
- The Runner
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