About ten o'clock, on the night of the 30th ultimo, Sergt. Michael Doyle, and two troopers of the Mounted Police, fell in with a partyof five armed bushrangers, at the foot of Razorback, and succeeded in apprehending them.
The bushrangers are the same parties who escaped from the constables on the 25th ultimo, on the road between Berrima and Campbelltown. The police found in their possession the carbines which they took from the constables at the time of escape. They are now safely lodged in the gaol at Campbelltown.
Their names are —Francis McNamara, per Elisa ; John Jones, per Lady Macnaughton ; Edward Allen, per Asia ; William Thomson, per do ; William Eastwood, per Patriot.
|Razor Back – a portion of the road to Goulburn: wood engraving Walter G. Mason 1857 [nla.pic-an7975489]|
Doyle has, for a number of years, been the terror of the Southern bushrangers, and perhaps there is not another in the colony, who is better acquainted with the fastnesses to which, on being hotly pursued, these villains retire.
He has scarcely ever been foiled in his pursuit of the bushrangers on his skirmishes with them, and his scent is said to be most unerring. We are astonished that the settlers of the southern counties do not confer some public mark of their approbation upon Doyle, whose perseverance and activity cannot but be well known to them.