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In 1860, Ben Hall took up the lease of a property at Sandy Creek, south of Forbes, where he lived with his wife Biddy and baby son Henry. He and his partner, John McGuire, sold cattle to the miners on the diggings at Lambing Flat.
Ben Hall (9 May 1837 – 5 May 1865) was an Australian bushranger of the 19th century. Operating mainly in New South Wales , he was known as "Brave Ben Hall"; he has become part of Australian folklore .
Ben Hall (1837-1865), bushranger, is believed to have been born on 9 May 1837 at Maitland, New South Wales, son of Benjamin Hall and his wife Elizabeth; both parents were ex-convicts.
The transportation of convicts to Australia was phased out between 1840 and 1868.