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John Vane was the only member of the Hall gang to survive. He surrendered to Fr McCarthy at Carcoar on the 18th of November 1863. He was tried, and served 7 years of a 15 year sentence at Darlinghurst Gaol. After his release, he was re-arrested for cattle-stealing and served more time in gaol. Vane’s skills as a stonemason, acquired in prison, enabled him to work on Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral.
He died in 1906 and is buried in Woodstock cemetery. Only in 2011 was his burial site found and marked.