Judged By His Peers

1870s Queensland Bushranger: Harry Redford (aka Captain Starlight)

On the 11th February 1873, the white bull and Redford were star attractions at his trial in Roma. Redford was so obviously guilty of the crime that many claimed he should be jailed without trial. The local people had a great deal of sympathy for cattle duffers, hating the huge concerns such as Bowen Downs for their greed. The jury were so overawed by his skills as a bushman and so impressed with his heroic efforts in establishing a new stock route through the uncharted outback they judged him not guilty.