1870

08Sep

Kennedy, William

Constable, 1720

Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, 8th September 1870, Constable Kennedy fell from his horse and drowned whilst riding on the road to Snowy Creek. It was raining heavily at the time and there was minor flooding in the area.

27Oct

McNamara, John Joseph

Constable, 2253

On Thursday, 27th October 1870, Constable McNamara was attempting to cross Snodgrass Creek Metcalf, when he was swept away by flood waters, carried into the Coliban River and drowned. It was raining hard at the time and the creek was swollen to many times its normal size.