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24-February-2015
24-February-2015

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A monument commemorates Sergeant Edmund Parry who was shot dead in a gun battle between Police and the Hall gang at Jugiong on the 16th of November 1864. The memorial features a statue of the brave officer with his horse, and a storyboard explaining the legend of the gun battle.

In 1864, Johnny Gilbert, Ben Hall and John Dunn held up a mail coach between Gundagai and Jugiong and in the ensuing melee, shot and killed the 32-year-old Sergeantt Edmund Parry. The battle took place five kilometres from Jugiong. Sergeant Parry’s murderer, Johnny Gilbert, was killed by police in 1865 and is buried at Binalong.

Location

Address:Old Hume Highway (Riverside Drive) , Jugiong Memorial Park, Jugiong, 2726
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.823664
Long: 148.326496
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:16-November-1864
Actual Event End Date:16-November-1864

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th November, 2012
Front Inscription

NSW Police Force

Sergeant Edmund Parry 

Killed in the courageous execution of his duty on the 16th of November, 1864 in a gun battle with the Hall Gang at Black Springs, Jugiong  New South Wales

Source: MA
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