Photo 17 Aug 2 notes We Australians have a way of idolising our notorious members of society!! Bushranger Ben Hall is here standing in state outside the restored Forbes (NSW) railway station (now a museum and craft centre). Mind you Ben Hall never killed anyone, but was nevertheless shot dead by police acting under the Felons Apprehension Act 1865, which allowed known bushrangers to be shot and killed rather than taken to trial. The legality of this killing remains controversial. More fascinating info may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hall_(bushranger). Photo taken on my recent travels out west on a really wet and dreary Winter day.

We Australians have a way of idolising our notorious members of society!! Bushranger Ben Hall is here standing in state outside the restored Forbes (NSW) railway station (now a museum and craft centre). Mind you Ben Hall never killed anyone, but was nevertheless shot dead by police acting under the Felons Apprehension Act 1865, which allowed known bushrangers to be shot and killed rather than taken to trial. The legality of this killing remains controversial. More fascinating info may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hall_(bushranger). Photo taken on my recent travels out west on a really wet and dreary Winter day.

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