Phoenix Education Online



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Product Code: 978-1-876580-42-1

First there was Legends—Stories of Australia.

Then there was Heroes—Australians at their best

And now there is Villains

Like its predecessors, Villains is a collection of short stories written by one of Australia’s best authors.

The length of the stories, relatively short (around 1000 words each) and the range of subjects and characters, makes Villains very good reading for students from Years 6 to 9.

The 18 villains include pirates, bushrangers, thieves, extortionists, shady business men, con artists, armed robbers, vice queens, prison escapees, kidnappers, murderers, frauds and many others. They include men and women from all periods of Australia’s history since European settlement.

Some are people you might have heard of, others are less well known, but Allan Baillie has made them all into interesting and fascinating characters.

Villains Contents

King's Pirate

Master Plotter

Ladies' Man The Fabulous River

King of the Road

The Woman Who Rode with Thunderbolt

The Butcher Who Would Be A Lord

Bully Hayes

Soap Pirate


The Breaker

A Gangster Of Style

Queens of Razorhurst

The Great Escaper

The Kidnapper

The Siege

The Movie Plot

The Runner