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  • Ben Hall monument in Forbes / NSW
    Ben Hall monument in Forbes / NSW
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  • Ben Hall monument in Forbes / NSW
    Ben Hall monument in Forbes / NSW
    by globetrott
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    Have a "Ben Hall" experience in Forbes

    by globetrott Updated Dec 15, 2011

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    Here we have one again: a monument for a bushranger,and his name is Ben Hall (1837–1865)
    You will find his monument next to the tourist-information inside the former trainstation of Forbes and this is the inscription written on it:
    Ben Hall took openly to Bushranging in 1863,
    though he was long suspected of beeing an accomplice of Frank Gardiner.
    For more than 2 years Hall bailed up mail coaches, travellers, Inn-keepers,
    squatters and storekeepers in the Lachlan district.
    Aged 27 he was shot by a police party of eight,
    led by sub-inspector James Henry Davidson
    on 5 May 1865 about 20km northwest of Forbes.
    This statue was commissioned by Ben Hall 3rd
    (great grandson of Ben Hall)
    and sculptured by Pamela Norman.
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    Have a Ben Hall - experience
    is the inscription of the tourist-information there - see my 3rd picture.
    I dont know if you will be robbed in their shop or what else that might mean...

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    Parkes Satellite Dish

    by CandS Updated Dec 2, 2003

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    Another view of the Dish...this time with canola fields in front... ;)

    There was an Aussie movie filmed and named after The Dish although I haven't seen it as yet, I'm told it's not a bad movie though... :)

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    Parkes Satellite Dish

    by CandS Updated Dec 2, 2003

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    Parkes is about 30 minutes drive north of Forbes...on one trip I came across this big satellite dish...

    You can do tours at the Dish too if you're interested in that sort of thing...otherwise you can just look around on your own... :)

    Parkes Satellite Dish
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