Breaking the Bank: An extraordinary colonial robbery

Breaking the Bank: An extraordinary colonial robbery

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It was the largest bank robbery in Australian history. On Sunday 14 September 1828, thieves tunnelled through a sewage drain into the vault of Sydney's Bank of Australia and stole 14 000 in notes and cash - the equivalent of $20 million in today's currency. This audacious group of convicts not only defied the weekly exhortation 'thou shalt not steal!', they targeted the bank owned by the colony's self-anointed nobility.

Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2008
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