Stringybark Creek, in north-east Victoria, was the shoot out between the police and the Kelly Gang took place in 1878. A party of four policement, disguised in civilian clothes, set out from Mansfield to hunt for the Kelly Gang. They were camped here when the Kelly Gang surprised them. Three of them were killed and after this incident the Kelly Gang became outlaws. There is contraversy over the exact location of the camp, but this is the "official" site.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.