Bushrangers, cattle duffers, runaway convicts—the Devil himself. There are many competing stories for how the Devil’s Coach House in the Jenolan Caves west of Sydney came by its diabolic name. The Blue Mountains were characterised by early European explorers and settlers as a medieval landscape, a place redolent of Dante’s Inferno. But are the ghost stories told of the Devil's Coach House only a screen for a truth that is far more disturbing than the demonic could ever be?

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