Bannister River Police GravesPrint Page
|Address:||Albany Highway, Bannister , 6390|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.677545|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1994|
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.
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