Murphy Children`s MemorialPrint Page
Commemorates children (John, William, Elizabeth and Michael Murphy) 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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||09-February-1863|
|Actual Event End Date:||09-February-1863|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||June-1981|
"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".