At dawn on the 25th of October 1878, a search party of four Victoria policemen rode out of Mansfield in north east Victoria to find and arrest Ned Kelly. They would not all return. ‘A Shout from the Long Grass – The Police Murders at Stringybark Creek’ is a podcast from Victoria Police that tells the story of one of the deadliest attacks ever on police in Victoria, and one of the most infamous chapters in Australian history.
Narrated by Ralph Stavely. Original music by the Victoria Police Band.
McIntyre finally found help after a gruelling 22 hour trek through the bush. Despite his injuries, he immediately rode out with a second search party to recover the bodies of Lonigan and Scanlan. The fate of Sergeant Kennedy was still unknown.
McIntyre was taken hostage by the Kelly gang when they attacked the police's camp. Trapped unarmed and outnumbered, he was forced to find a way of saving the other policemen who were out on patrol, as the Kelly gang prepared for an ambush.
Ned and Dan Kelly were on the run, hiding out in the dense bushland in the north east of Victoria. A search party of four policemen - Sergeant Michael Kennedy, and Constables Michael Scanlan, Thomas Lonigan, and Thomas McIntyre - were sent out from Mansfield to find and apprehend the two men who...