Childhood V. Ben Hall Case

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After fleeing, Ben Hall 's father would not return, until arrested, for two years, therefore this absence left Eliza and the children to fend for themselves, earning income from selling vegetables, fruit and livestock to make ends meet. Consequently Ben Hall 's older brother William (who would maintain a close relationship with his brother Ben until his death, would, along with Ben Hall 's half brother Thomas be the only family members to attend Ben Hall 's funeral.) would therefore be arrested for his alleged participation in his father 's crime of horse theft in 1845. Furthermore in extracts from newspaper articles which follow, represent the complicity and participation of the Hall children in crime 's orchestrated by their father in and
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