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27-November-2010
27-November-2010
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.

Location

Address:Ararat - Bolac Road, Keith McDougall property, Gledfield, Rossbridge, Rossbridge, 3377
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.487222
Long: 142.848056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

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
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