Stringy­bark dis­cov­er­ies to be pre­sented to the public

Mansfield Courier - - News -

THE team of lo­cal am­a­teur his­to­ri­ans who be­lieve they have dis­cov­ered the true lo­ca­tion of the famed Kennedy Tree at Stringy­bark Creek and the po­lice camp will pre­sent their find­ings at a public event at Greta Han­sonville Hall on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14 from 10am.

Adrian Younger, Tony King, Jim

Fog­a­rty and Noeleen Lloyd have de­tailed ev­i­dence to back up their find­ings which have al­ready cre­ated tremen­dous in­ter­est in his­tor­i­cal and gov­ern­ment cir­cles.

The Kennedy Tree marked the spot where the body of Vic­to­ria Po­lice’s Sergeant Michael Kennedy was found in Oc­to­ber 1878 af­ter be­ing shot by Ned Kelly

The po­lice camp lo­ca­tion iden­ti­fies the mur­der site of Mounted Con­sta­bles Michael Scan­lan and Thomas Loni­gan

The free pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude a Q&A ses­sion and a sausage siz­zle will fol­low at ap­prox­i­mately 1pm at a nom­i­nal cost.

Free tea and coffee will be avail­able.

De­pend­ing on the level of in­ter­est, the four may lead a trip to the site that af­ter­noon or next day.

For ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est to the pre­sen­ta­tion and or site visit con­tact Adrian on 0407 516 221.

SHAR­ING HIS­TORY: Tony King, Adrian Younger, Leo Kennedy (Sgt Michael Kennedy’s great-grand­son), Noeleen Lloyd and Jim Fog­a­rty at the Kennedy Tree.

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