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The Thunderbolt conspiracy


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In December 2009, the Sun Herald devoted a full page to claims that, according to new research, the bushranger Captain Thunderbolt did not die in 1870 but instead escaped to America. According to these researchers, the police had shot the wrong man and, fearful of the consequences if the news broke that Thunderbolt was still alive, they implemented a cover up. This conspiracy of silence supposedly continues even today and reaches as high as the Governor of New South Wales. Their claims were raised in Parliament in March 2010 and were reported in newspapers as far away as Britain. This talk tells the truth behind the claims of a widespread Thunderbolt conspiracy.   

– 30/60 minutes – no equipment necessary but Powerpoint slides are available