Frederick (Captain Thunderbolt) Ward (1835 - 1870), by Samuel Calvert, courtesy of La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria. IAN18/06/70/116. .Image Details
WARD, FREDERICK (1835-1870), bushranger, alias 'CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT', was born at Windsor, New South Wales. He was working as a drover and horse-breaker at Tocal station on the Paterson River when arrested with James Garbutt for receiving seventy-five stolen horses at Maitland on 21 April 1856; they were sentenced to ten years hard labour on 13 August.
Released conditionally from Cockatoo Island on 31 July 1860, Ward worked as a horse-breaker at Cooyal near Mudgee until his ticket-of-leave was cancelled on 17 September 1861 for 'absence from Muster' and he was tried on 3 October for horse-stealing. Returned to Cockatoo Island to complete his original sentence with an additional three years, Ward escaped with Frederick Brittain about 11 September 1863, probably assisted by his wife Mary ...Read more at the source website