Murphy Children`s MemorialPrint Page Print this page

Photographs supplied by Margaret Mueller

The monument commemorates John, William, Elizabeth and Michael Murphy, who were children of shepherders who were burnt to death when the shepherd`s hut caught fire on 9 February 1863.

The burial site remain unmarked until a subsequent owner of the property became aware of the story. He erected a fence around the site and planted pines, and the Ararat Historical Society erected the plaque.


Address:Ararat - Bolac Road, Keith McDougall property, Gledfield, Rossbridge, Rossbridge, 3377
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.487222
Long: 142.848056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monment
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:09-February-1863
Actual Event End Date:09-February-1863


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-1981
Front Inscription

In memory

John Murphy 9 years
William Murphy 6 years
Elizabeth Murphy 4 years
Michael Murphy 2 years

who perished in a house fire at Gledfield 9th Feb. 1863, 100 metres from this site.

Their parents were Michael and Catherine Murphy.

Plaque erected by Ararat and District Historical Society 1981

Source: MA,RUMV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design