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Stone marks the boundary of the Shire and commemorates Sergeant Maginnity who was shot and killed by Mad Dog Morgan in 1864. The monument was rededicated on the 27th August 2004.

In 1864 Sergeant Maginnity surprised an ambush of Dan Morgan’s bushranger gang and was shot in the head by Morgan. Locals believe the Sergeant was dragged by his horse for several kilometres until a stockman found the body. Sergeant Maginnity was one of the first New South Wales policemen to be killed in the line of duty. The man accused of his murder was the infamous bushranger known as, Mad Dan Morgan.

Location

Address:Maginnitys Gap Road, Tumbarumba, 2653
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.751647
Long: 147.856396
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:24-June-1864
Actual Event End Date:24-June-1864

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1955
Front Inscription

      THIS STONE
MARKS THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN
THE TUMBARUMBA AND HOLBROOK SHIRES.
IT ALSO SERVES AS A MEMORIAL
TO THE LATE SERGEANT MAGINNITY
OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE
WHO, IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY
MET HIS DEATH AT THE HANDS OF
THE BUSHRANGER MORGAN
NEAR THIS SPOT
ON 24TH JUNE, 1864.

Source: MA,NRUM
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