A satellite city in Sydney’s south-west, Campbelltown is one of the few towns which has converted murder most foul into a festival art form.
The town celebrates the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost every November, and several other institutions and local businesses have hitched their stars to the spectre of petty villain and murder victim Frederick Fisher.
Fisher made one supernatural appearance - four months after his last mortal sighting on June 17, 1826. As local farmer John Farley rode by, the ghostly form of the missing man sat on the rail of a bridge, pointing to a nearby paddock.
In November, 1826, Fisher’s remains were found in the paddock and subsequently, his former neighbour George Worrall was hanged for his murder.
Today Campbelltown is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and progressive community which is gathering a reputation as a pacesetter in the preparation and presentation of ethnically Australian food and a number of restaurants specialise in dinkum 'bush tucker'.