15 Jun 1862 - largest gold robbery in Australia

#OnThisDay 15 June 1862 Australia's largest ever gold robbery was carried out. Bushranger Frank Gardiner, along with Ben Hall robbed the Gold Escort from the Lachlan at Eugowra Rock, near Forbes. Approximately 2,700 ounces of gold was taken, of which almost half was recovered by the Mounted Police.

Gardiner disappeared from NSW and was eventually arrested in Rockhampton, Queensland. He served ten years of a thirty year sentence before leaving Australia for California.