A policeman’s lot is not a happy one…

When constabulary duty’s to be done, to be done, a policeman’s lot is not a happy one…

On October 25, 1878, the criminal Ned Kelly and his gang ambushed four armed Victorian police at Stringybark Creek. Three, of Irish descent like Kelly, were murdered, resulting in the Kelly gang being declared outlaws to be hunted until death or capture.

After nearly 150 years the murders still arouse strong emotions around nearby Mansfield among the surviving families and in the Victorian Police.

© Ross Eastgate MMXXII

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