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Frank Gardiner

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Oh Frank Gardiner is caught at last and lies in Sydney jail,
For wounding Sergeant Middleton and robbing the Mudgee mail.
For plundering of the gold escort, the Carcoar mail also;
And it was for gold he made so bold, and not so long ago.

His daring deeds surprised them all throughout the Sydney land,
And on his friends he gave a call, and quickly raised a band.
And fortune always favoured him, until this time of late,
Until Ben Hall and Gilbert met with their dreadful fate.

Young Vane, he has surrendered, Ben Hall's got his death wound,
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M Asim Nehal 11 January 2016

Day after day they remanded him, escorted from the bar, Fresh charges brought against him from neighbours near and far, And now it is all over; the sentence they have passed, All sought to find a verdict, and 'Guilty' 'twas at last.

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