Forbes is a town, named for previous New South Wales chief justice Sir Francis Forbes, was announced a town in 1861 amid a dash for unheard of wealth and turned into a district in 1870.The bushranger ban Ben Hall was shot and executed there in 1865.
Presently a promoting focus in an inundated wheat, natural product, vegetable, and domesticated animals district, Forbes forms meats, flour, nectar, creature sustain, and wood and makes light building things.
It has rail and street Newell Highway connections to Sydney, around 180 miles 290 km southeast. Pop. 2006 nearby government region, 9,361; 2011 neighborhood government zone 9,170.