Ben Hall

Poncho Army BOOMDubbo mural

Poncho Army, Ben Hall, 2015, spray painted mural, 213 Macquarie Street (behind the Tobacco Station/Network Video), Dubbo

BEN HALL by Poncho Army has an uncanny resemblance to Aussie actor, Heath Ledger. Hall was a grazier on property about 50km south of Forbes prior to becoming a bushranger. He was associated with some daring raids across an area from Bathurst to Forbes, Goulburn to Gundagai. He was fatally shot by police in 1865, four days short of his 28th birthday at Goobang Creek (the Newell Highway crosses Goobang Creek at Parkes). Hall is buried at Forbes.

Watch Poncho Army at work and Ben Hall the mural in the making, courtesy of Bushtelly Productions. Music by The Watt Riot (thanks to Trina Collins).

Commissioned by BTP, this work is located behind Network Video/Tobacco Station, 213 Macquarie Street.

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