Whilst Gilbert later expressed his regret at shooting Sgt Parry to some of the people the bushrangers detained in their highway holdups, the die was well and truly cast in the wake of this action resulting in the death of a policeman.
From thereon there was no summer break for the trio of Hall, Gilbert and Dunn as they prowled the highways of the south over the next three months. The charge sheets from this time read as follows:
Nov 19: Stole three horses from the Boloro Station.
Dec 10: Stole some property from Mr. M’Laughlin, of Young.
Dec 27: Robbed and burned Mr. Morris’ stores, at Binda.
Dec 30: Robbed Mr Davidson’s house, at Murrumburrah Plains. 1865
Jan 19: Robbed a store at Wheogo.
Jan 24: Robbed John Ross, on the Yass Road.
Jan 26: Robbed a public house near Collector; when Constable Nelson was mortally wounded by Dunn.
Feb 1: Robbed the Braidwood mail, twelve miles from Goulburn.
Feb l8: Stole three horses at Molonglo.
Feb 23: Had an encounter with the Goulburn police at Mutbilly, when Constable Wiles was wounded.
Mar 4: Robbed the Goulburn and Gundaroo mail, near Geary’s Gap.
Mar 13: Robbed the Araluen Escort, when two constables were wounded [and Gilbert was shot in the arm]; stole two horses.