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Constable Lonigan
Constable Lonigan

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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.

Location

Address:Highett Street, Cemetery, Mansfield, 3722
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.065556
Long: 146.086389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:26-October-1878
Actual Event End Date:26-October-1878

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA,VMR
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