Thunderbolts Grave

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The grave of Frederick Ward, a bushranger in the 1800s known as Captain Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt’s Grave is the grave of Frederick Ward, a bushranger in the 1800s known as Captain Thunderbolt.

Fred Ward died 25th May, 1870, aged 36 years. There have been claims made that the grave is of his uncle (or brother?) William, and Fred was not shot at Kentucky Creek (roughly west of Thunderbolts Rock).

The grave stone reads, Erected by New England Residents to Mary. Where Lies Thunderbolt (Fred Ward). Frederick Ward was married to Mary Ann Bugg.

North of Uralla at Black Mountain is Thunderbolts Cave Brown Sign link, which Captain Thunderbolt used when he conducted robberies in the area.

To get there:

From the New England Hwy turn into John St at the brown sign. As you approach the cemetery, the road veers to the right. Instead, go straight ahead to park next to the cemetery, with Thunderbolt’s grave along that edge.

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