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10-September-2014
10-September-2014
Photographs supplied by Derek Graham
A monument commemorates Police Trooper Thomas Knibbs who was shot and killed at the site in 1855 and Ann Barron, infant daughter of Police Constable Edward Barron who was stationed in Bannister.

Location

Address:Albany Highway, Bannister , 6390
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.677545
Long: 116.518257
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Front Inscription

BANNISTER RIVER POLICE GRAVES
Thomas Knibbs arrived in the colony in 1852 aged 17 years. He married Ann Wright in Albany in 1854 and was stationed as a Police Trooper at Beaufort River in 1855. Robert Toovey's mail carts from Albany to Perth were escorted by the resident Policemen along the way. In February 1855, Obediah Stevens, a prisoner considered to be mentally unstable was being sent to Perth on the mail cart. At Narrakine a scuffle occurred and the prisoner shot and killed officer Knibbs who was buried at this site. 
Also
Ann Barron, Who died in 1864 aged 14 months, infant daughter of Police Constable Edward Barron and his wife Johanna, who were stationed at Bannister.

Erected by the Royal Western Australian Historical Society
Western Australian Police Historical Society & the Shire of Boddington
1994

 

Source: MA
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