Mad Dog Morgan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Rubik
S 36° 22.301 E 146° 17.410
55H E 436325 N 5974591
Quick Description: The grave for 'Mad Dog' Morgan is located at the Wangaratta Cemetery. The grave contains the headless body of Dan Morgan - his head was sent to the University of Melbourne upon his death to be studied for medical science.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 4:28:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM33K8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 119

Description:
Dan 'Mad Dog' Morgan was one of the aliases used by John Fuller. He was a notorious bushranger who terrorised communities in Victoria and New South Wales.

John Fuller was born in Appin, New South Wales, Australia around 1830. From the age of 17 he began work as a stockman but soon became tired of this, and headed for the goldfields of Castlemaine, Victoria. By 1854 he was back in New South Wales, where he assumed the alias "John Smith" and became a suspected horse thief. He was also known for his heavy drinking and violent temper. He was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, yet released after 6 years having received a ticket of leave.

Following his release, he began a life of bushranging, using aliases such as "John Smith", "Sydney Native", "Dan the Breaker", "Down the River Jack", "Jack Morgan", and most famously, "Dan Morgan".

During his career as a bushranger he was responsible for the murder of at least three men, including two police officers.

On 8 April 1865 he held up the McPherson family at Peechalba Station in Victoria. A nursemaid, Alice Keenan, managed to escape and inform Mr Rutherford, the co-owner of the property. The following morning Dan Morgan was leaving the property when he found himself surrounded by police. He was shot in the back by station employee John Wendlan.
He was buried at Wangaratta Cemetery.


Date of birth: 01/01/1830

Date of death: 04/08/1865

Area of notoriety: Crime

Marker Type: Plaque

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: No

Fee required?: No

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