Ben Hall was an Australian bushranger. He and his associates carried out many audacious raids across New South Wales, from Bathurst to Forbes, south to Gundagai and east to Goulburn. Unlike many bushrangers of the era, Hall was not directly responsible for any deaths, although several of his associates were.
In May 1865, Hall and the others realised that to survive they would have to leave New South Wales. They first retreated to an isolated area but their whereabouts were reported to the police. At dawn on 5 May, Hall was ambushed by eight well-armed policemen who shot him at least thirty times as he attempted to run away.
John Donohue developed a great interest in Australian bushranger history, in particular, Ben Hall.
Come along and hear this intriguing story.
Time and Date: 7.30 pm Monday 19 August 2019
Venue: Burnside Gardens Community Centre
3 Blackwood Place, Oatlands
The lecture is free and will be followed by supper.