Sergeant Parry Day – Jugiong
Visit Jugiong for the Sergeant Parry Memorial Day Event at the Jugiong Recreation Grounds. This year the event takes place on Saturday 19th November.
The pretty village Jugiong is located on the Hume Highway just 90 mins from Canberra and 3 1/2 hours from Sydney and provides an ideal gateway to the Hilltops Region.
One of the main attractions of the day is a Historical Re-Enactment of the gun battle between Police and the Hall Gang. On the 16th of November 1864, the deadly combination of Ben Hall, Johnny Gilbert, and John Dunn (The Hall Gang) held up a mail coach between Gundagai and Jugiong and in the ensuing melee shot and killed 32 year-old Sergeant Edmund Parry (1832–1864).
Located in the heart of this thriving Village is the monument dedicated to this brave Police Officer. The monument was erected in 2012 in Memorial Park as part of the Village Celebrations of 150 years of Policing in NSW.
The monument entails four interpretative signs, a metal sculpture of Police Trooper and Horse along with a commemorative plaque. There is a Cairn to Sergeant Parry five km south of Jugiong on the right hand side of the Hume Highway. It is close to the spot where the actual gun battle took place.