The Kelly Tree marks the spot where the gunfight between the Mansfield police and the Kelly Group occurred. The troopers Lonigan, Kennedy and Scanlon, were shot on October 25, 1878. The graves of the three policemen are located in the Mansfield Cemetery and a monument to them is located in the centre roundabout in Mansfield.
THINGS TO DO
The Kelly tree day visitor area and Stringybark Camping Reserve is approximately 10km from Tolmie. The Day site is on the banks of the Stringybark Creek in State Forest. There is a short walking track around the area and the Kelly tree is about 100m south of the day visitor area.
There are toilet facilities here. BYO drinking water. There is no rubbish collection, so please take your rubbish home when you leave and ensure the area is clean for future campers & day visitors.