Founded in 1982 by Jim Penman, Jim's Mowing has expanded to become Jim's Group, the largest franchise in Australia with 3000 franchises, as well as becoming the world's largest home franchise business. Franchises now include Jim's Antennas, Jim's Window Tinting, Jim's Bookkeeping, Jim's Building Maintenance, Jim's Computer Services, Jim's Dog Wash, Jim's Painting, Jim's Roofing and Jim's Sensual Massage, and Jim's Group has recently expanded into Great Britain, New Zealand & Canada.
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Frederick Wordsworth Ward was a bushranger that operated under the name "Captain Thunderbolt" in the Uralla region of New South Wales. Accompanied by a range of offsiders including his wife Mary-Ann Bugg, he ruled the roads and became known as a gentleman bushranger. He held no truck with unnecessary violence or murder, turning away accomplices that had committed an act of either. He was eventually gunned down by a police constable as he drunkenly tried to cross a creek on foot.
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Ned Kelly is considered by many to be Australia's greatest folk hero. Some look at him as Australia's answer to Robin Hood while others considered him a psychopathic thug. Kelly was a bushranger who operated in Victoria and New South Wales in the late 1870s before fighting the police in home-made armour in 1880. He was hanged in Old Melbourne Gaol.
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Andrew George Scott may not have been the most successful bushranger or even the best suited to the bushranging lifestyle but he is still the most renowned gay bushranger. Leading a gang of boys in a short, violent criminal career including his boyfriend Jimmy Nesbitt, Captain Moonlite was an eccentric through and through. Having served in the Maori Wars and worked for a time as a lay preacher on the Australian goldfields, Scott frequently found himself in trouble with authorities.
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One of Australia's most prolific outlaws, Ben Hall, committed hundreds of offenses from robberies to holding up entire towns in the span of three years. He was the most wanted man in the British Empire until he was gunned down by police in 1865.
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