The ghost of Ned Kelly pervades central High Street in this Victorian inland resort town of Mansfield at the junction of the Midland and Maroondah highways. The spectre of Australia’s most notorious bushranger hangs over an obelisk honouring the memory of three police officers slain by Kelly at Stringybark Creek in 1878. The graves of the slain constables - Michael Kennedy, Thomas Lonigan and Michael Scanlon - are in the nearby cemetery. But it is the pleasures of fishing and gold-fossicking in the Goulburn and Jamieson rivers to the south, canoeing, boating horse-riding, bushwalking and skiing on nearby Mount Buller that attract visitors to this small town 3km from the northern arm of the Eildon Weir. The road north to Benalla flanks the Broken River, Lake Nillalhcootie and the Mt Samaria State Park. Mansfield hosts the Mountain Country Festival in November. Mansfield's showplace home, Highton Manor, where the original owner, tennis champion and gifted singer, Francis Highett, once accompanied Dame Nellie Melba in a series of duets, is now a guesthouse.