Sources for 120 - The Mad Gasser

Maruna, Scott  Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Dispelling the Hysteria  2003 Swamp Gas Book 

Co. Kindle Edition.   Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections  (History of chemical and biological warfare: an American perspective)


Sources for 119 - The Batavia

Dash, Mike Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny.  Crown/Archetype 2002.  Kindle Edition.

Disastrous Voyage of the Vessel Batavia to the East Indies. Amsterdam, for Jan Jansz, 1647 (The translation of the "Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia" was taken from The Western Mail of December 24, 1897. The Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales)


Sources for #118 - The Battle of Brisbane

Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's journey from colonial backwater to new world city Paperback – by John Tilston

Thompson & R. Macklin, The Battle of Brisbane: Australians and the Yanks at War

The Battle of BrisbaneBy Robert Macklin


Sources for #117 - Boston Corbett


Sources for #116 - The Actor Rivalry

Astor Place Riot - H. M. Ranney, New York, N.Y., 1849


Sources for #115 - Charley Hatfield


Sources for #114 - Alexander Pearce

Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea  By Joseph Cummins

A Compulsion to Kill: The Surprising Story of Australia's First Serial Killers  By Robert Cox


Sources for #113 - Reg Spiers

J. McSorley, M. McSorley. 2015. Out of the Box: the highs and lows of a champion smuggler. Roaring Forties Press.

Reg Spiers: The man who posted himself from London to Perth in a wooden box. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 10 July 2015].

The Australian javelin star who thought inside the box - Telegraph. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 11 July 2015].

The man who posted himself to Australia - BBC News. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 8 July 2015]. 

Reg Spiers: the man who posted himself to Perth in a box. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 July 2015].

Reg Spiers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2015. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 7 July 2015].


Sources for #112 - Prince Alfred Visits Australia

Australia's Empire By Deryck Marshall Schreuder, Stuart Ward

Looking for Australia By John Hirst - Black Inc,

Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. pp. 68-83

Mark McKenna, The Captive Republic: a history of republicanism in Australia 1788–1996, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1996,5731659&hl=en,2566075&hl=en

Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6644, 24 May 1868

Last Stop to Nowhere podcast. "The Ides of March part 1"


Sources for #110 - Burke and Wills

Starvation in a Land of Plenty: Wills' Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills ...By Michael Cathcart

Just RepresentationsBy Robert Gardner

The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Burke and Wills Expedition by Sarah P. Murgatroyd


Sources for #109 - Mad Don Morgan - Inquest - cop story - - Nice fellow letter - Body - Personal description of being held up -

The Story of the Australian Bushrangers By George Boxall - 1902 - George Robertson and Company


Sources for #108 - Douglas Mawson

Racing With Death: Douglas Mawson - Antarctic Explorer - By Beau Riffenburg - Bloomsbury


Sources for #107 - General Order No. 11


Sources for #106 - The Fenian Raids

Proceedings of the second national congress of the Fenian ..., Volume 2  By Fenian Brotherhood Congress

Fenian heroes and martyrs - edited by John Savage

The Fenians: Irish Rebellion in the North Atlantic World, 1858–1876

 By Patrick Steward, Bryan P. McGovern


Sources for #105 - Spiderman of Denver

American Murder: Criminals, Crime, and the Media  By Mike Mayo - Visible Ink Press


Sources for #104 - The Hippo Bill

American Hippopotamus by Jon Mooallem - The Atavist


Sources for # 103 - Octopus Wrestling,3076401&hl=en,3076401&hl=en


Sources for # 102 - Alfred Lawson

Henry, Lyell D.    Zig-Zag-and-Swirl: Alfred W. Lawson's Quest for Greatness  1991 University Of Iowa Press   (Cedar Rapids Public Library Newspaper Archive)

The Airliner and Its Inventor, Alfred W. Lawson  By Cy Q. Faunce1921

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science   By Martin Gardner 1952


Sources for  #101 - The Death of George Washington

Textbook of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine by Sally V. Rudmann