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Stringybark Creek Memorial Site, Archerton

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In 1878, three police officers were murdered by members of the Kelly Gang at Stringybark Creek. Four police officers, Sergeant Michael Kennedy, Constable Thomas McIntyre, Constable Michael Scanlan and Thomas Lonigan had set up camp there in their search for the Kelly Gang.  On Friday the 25th, Kennedy, Scanlan and Lonigan were murdered by the Kelly Gang, while Constable McIntyre was able to escape.

In 2018 a new memorial was unveiled at Stringybark Creek.

This reserve is in north-east Victoria on Taungurung Traditional Lands, 50km from Benalla and 36km from Mansfield within the Toombullup State Forest.



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Stringybark Creek Memorial Site, Archerton

Stringybark Creek Rd, Archerton VIC 3723, Australia

Price: Free to visit.
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