Our History: Shootout at the inn | Cooksvale Creek

By Monica Croke
Updated October 4 2017 - 10:56am, first published October 3 2017 - 2:47pm
WILD RIDE: Publicans Thomas and Catherine Vardy, and one of the bushrangers that enjoyed their hospitality at the Limerick Races Inn, Fred Lowry.
WILD RIDE: Publicans Thomas and Catherine Vardy, and one of the bushrangers that enjoyed their hospitality at the Limerick Races Inn, Fred Lowry.

Thomas Vardy was born in Wexford, Ireland, and arrived in Australia on the convict ship Parmelia II in 1834. He had been sentenced to seven years for a firearms offence.

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