Stories from the Hard Road

Stories from the Hard Road is a detailed and beautifully illustrated account of the life of Ben Hall, a life that held so much promise yet ended in tragedy and despair.

Peter Bradley has undertaken a fascinating journey covering the people and places that shaped one of Australia’s most successful bushrangers – the early childhood years at Murrurundi, the journey to the Lachlan, the ill-fated marriage to Biddy, his unfortunate relationship with the notorious Frank Gardiner and finally his involvement with such lawless young men as Johnny Gilbert and John O’Meally that would seal his doom.

It is a work of exemplary historical research, with a diverse range of venal characters; a book of true stories which will prove both rewarding and enlightening