Thunderbolt’s Grave

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The last of the New South Wales bushrangers, Frederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as “Captain Thunderbolt”, ruled the highways and byways of the New England region and beyond for much of the 1860s. He met an untimely death when shot and killed by Constable Alexander Walker on 25 May, 1870 at Kentucky Creek, near Uralla. His remains were laid to rest in a quiet ceremony at the Uralla Pioneer Cemetery in John Street. The headstone was erected fifty years later by residents of Uralla after funds were collected by public appeal.

There is now controversy over who is actually buried in the grave … or whether anyone is buried there at all!

Facilities

Carpark History & Heritage Picnic Area Public Toilet

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Thunderbolt's Statue

Thunderbolt’s Statue and Constable Walker Memorial

Uralla

Museum

McCrossin’s Mill Museum

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Wooldridge Recreation and Fossicking Reserve

Wooldridge Recreation and Fossicking Reserve

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Moore Park Apartments

Moore Park Apartments

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Two self-contained cottages

Grace Cottages

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