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Kenniff Brothers Statue Arrest Creek
Kenniff Brothers Statue Arrest Creek

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The sculptures commemorate the service of police troopers and Aboriginal trackers.

The sculptures represent the capture of Patrick Kenniff, lying on the ground with two police constables standing guard over him. The image that is facing to the south is that of the Aboriginal tracker. The sculpture on the hill Paddy's Knob depicts how Jimmy got away and was eventually surrounded by his captors and forced to surrender. The Kenniff Brothers are said to be Australia's last bushrangers.

In 1902 Police Constable George Doyle and Station Manager Albert Dahlke were hunting the brothers Patrick and James Kenniff over the theft of a pony. They came upon the brothers at Lethbridge Pocket in Queensland's Carnarvon region and were murdered. A reward was offered for the Kenniffs' capture and they were caught after three months on the run at Arrest Creek near Mitchell. Patrick was hanged at Brisbane's Boggo Road Gaol in January 1903. His brother served 12 years in prison.


Address:Mitchell - St George Road, Arrest Creek , Mitchell, 4465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.545556
Long: 147.998333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Artist:Peter Baulch


Front Inscription

 (Kenniff Sculpture -Arrest Creek )

In recognition of the service to the community by police troopers and blacktrackers


Back Inscription

Constructed by Booringa Shire Council

Right Side Inscription

Patrick fell and was captured.

Sculpture designed by Peter Baulch

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au