Black Caesar, Australia's First Bushranger

July 24, 2020

Black Caesar, Australia's First Bushranger
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A stranger in a strange land, John "Black" Caesar was a convict sentenced to 7 years of hard labour in the brand new British colony of Australia in the late 1700s.

Despite his obscurity, he was one of the first 'settlers' of Australia; and even came into conflict with legendary Aboriginal resistance leader 'Pemulwuy.

This mini-podcast covers his short, but interesting life.


  • How did John Black Caesar die?
    • Complications from gunshot wounds.


Further Reading:

Australian Dictionary Biography of John Caesar

1950 Newspaper article



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