26 Jun Bushrangers – Steve Hart
Hart was a sometime jockey and was reported to win ‘The Benalla Handicap’ after a protest was upheld. In 1877, Hart was convicted of horse theft and illegal use of a horse and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. After his release one of the Kelly brothers asked him to help them pan for gold. This prompted Hart’s most famous quote, “Here’s to a short life and a merry one!” as he rode off to Bullock Creek to help the Kelly brothers and their friend Joe Byrne pan for gold.