Headstone Transcriptions

Forbes - New South Wales

Transcribed by Lorraine Larment
From photographs provided by Val Beck

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FOSTER, Kate (née Kelly). 1898 aged 36 years. Wife of William Foster. (Sister of Ned Kelly).

HALL, Ben. Shot 5th May 1865 ages 27 years.

SHIELD, Rebeeca (sic). Great Grand neice (sic) of Captain Cook. Forbes Historical Society.
SHIELD, Rebecca. September 20th 190? aged 84 years.

Historic Gravesites - unmarked
DARGIN, Billy. (Police blacktracker), died Forbes 28 October 1865 aged 22.

O'MEALLY, John. (member of Ben Hall's gang), shot dead "Goimbla", 19th November 1863 aged 23.

WALSH, John. (Ben Hall's brother-in-law), died Forbes 22 March 1863 aged 17

Bushranger Ben Hall openly took to bushranging in 1863, though he was long suspected by the police of being an accomplice to Frank Gardiner. For more than two years he bailed up mail coaches, travellers, innkeepers, squatters and storekeepers in and about the Lachlan district.
At the age of 27 he was shot dead by a police party of eight, led by sub-inspector James Henry Davidson, on May 4 1865 in scrub on the Lachlan plain, about 20 km northwest of Forbes.

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