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 Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman).Business, Busy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bushrangers.
 
Escaped convicts who have taken refuge in the Australian “bush,” and subsist by plunder.   1
        “The bushrangers at first were absentees [i.e. escaped convicts] who were soon allured or driven to theft and violence. So early as 1808 they had, by systematic robbery, excited feelings of alarm.”—West: Tasmania.
 


 Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman).Business, Busy. 

 
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