Memorials to be dedicated to slain policemen
On December 8 Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and descendants of the policemen murdered by the Kelly gang at Stringybark Creek will dedicate three new plinth memorials to Sergeant Kennedy and Constables Lonigan and Scanlan.
The three were killed in the, now famous, shootout on October 26, 1878.
The event will take place at Stringybark Creek Archerton. Those in attendance will walk a new signposted track.
The story told by the signposts uses images and words from the time in order to provide an authentic and authoritative depiction of the three murders.
The memorial site now includes the location where Sergeant Kennedy lost his life and a signpost memorial to Constable McIntyre, the sole survivor of the massacre.
The works were commissioned and carried out by DELWP with input from the policemen’s descendants.
A crowd of 350 invited guests is expected to attend. The memorial service starts at 11 am and runs until midday.
There will be a sausage refreshments afterwards. sizzle and