My second interview was with ABC Country NSW about the Thunderbolt heritage listing. Hopefully we will hear soon if the Minister responsible has approved the submission to list four sites as of maximum significance: Thunderbolt's Rock near Uralla, Blanch's inn near Thunderbolt's Rock (the scene of his last robbery), Kentucky Creek where he died, and his grave in Uralla. As the most successful bushranger in Australian history - if bushranging longevity is used as the yardstick for success - Thunderbolt is a particularly important historical figure. Bushrangers were Australia's first folk heroes and they became - essentially - the voice of the people at a time when the rural community had little political voice.
My third interview was with Eastside Community Radio in Sydney as I am giving a talk on my book Captain Thunderbolt and his Lady at Randwick Library on Saturday.