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A monument commemorates John Graham, an employee of Dangar`s store who was the first person murdered by the Jew Boy gang who were captured at Murrurundi.
In 1840 bushranger Edward `The Jewboy` Davis and his gang held up the St Aubins Arms and Thomas Dangar`s store. John Graham, an employee of the latter, shot at the gang when they were leaving then set off to alert the police but he was pursued and killed by one of the highwaymen.
The bushrangers were known to frequent the area known as Doughboy Hollow (the area between Ardglen and Willow Tree). After they murdered John Graham at Scone in 1840 they stopped at Murrurundi, where they exchanged their horses and headed north over the range to the hollow. There police magistrate Edward Denny Day and his party caught up with the gang who were captured after a shoot-out and hanged in 1841.
|Address:||New England Highway & Gundy Road, Rotary Park, Scone, 2337|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.055826|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-December-1840|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-December-1840|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1957|
In memory of
JOHN GRAHAM, Storeman
who was killed on 21st Dec. 1840
when the "Jewboy Gang" of
bushrangers raided Thomas Dangar's
store, which stood here,
and St Aubins Inn opposite.
Dangar, Gedye & Malloch Ltd.