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Marble headstone over the grave of Mounted Constable Thomas Lonigan killed in the gun battle with the Kelly Gang in 1878 at Stringybark Creek.
On 26 October, 1878, Sergeant Michael Kennedy rode out with Constables Thomas Lonigan and Michael Scanlon to arrest the outlaw Ned Kelly. The men were ambushed and never returned, killed in the line of duty by the Kelly Gang at Stringybark Creek, near Mansfield, Victoria.
|Address:||Highett Street, Cemetery, Mansfield, 3722|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.065556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-October-1878|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-October-1878|
Parliament of Victoria. To the memory of Mounted Constable Thomas Lonigan native of Slico, Ireland Aged 34 years who in the execution of his duty was murdered by armed criminals in the Wombat Ranges near Mansfield on the 26th October, 1878.