Bushranger yarn: Tracking Matthew Brady

At the first sniff of freedom from notorious Sarah Island, 13 prisoners dodged bullets crossing a shallow 80 metre gap at Hells Gate, the mouth to Macquarie Harbour. 

From here, they charted 300 kilometre along Tasmania’s treacherous south-coast.

Among them was Irisman Matthew Brady. Repeatedly escaping the law, Brady grew bold and began taunting his nemesis. Gregory Powell reveals his intriguing story and eventual demise. 

Sarah Island