1862

27May

Patrick, Conarty

Constable, 258

At about 11.30 a.m. on the 27th May 1862, Constable Conarty and Sergeant McDonald, who were escorting two prisoners to Dandenong, stopped to speak to Michael Kennedy at a location on the Melbourne Road between the Narracan Creek and the Moe Creek. Kennedy, a potential witness in a forthcoming court case, had been grubbing a tree prior to their arrival, and whilst they were speaking the tree fell and struck Conarty, who was fatally injured.