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The Bicycle Bushmen, Jim and Dick O’Neill with Fred Blakeley and Jethro
Fred spent 5 years cycling around NSW and Queensland working as a shearer and station hand and opal mining. In June 1908, the three mates Fred Blakeley, Jim and Dick ONeill – travelled 2,200 miles by bicycle from Broken Hill to Darwin. Blakeley’s book Hard Liberty tells about this journey.

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