From KellyGang
Revision as of 05:39, 20 November 2015 by Admin (Talk | contribs) (Text replacement - "MediaWiki:Sidebar" to "<sidebar>MediaWiki:PlacesSidebar</sidebar>")

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns


History at Wanganella before the KellyGang

In the Riverina on Billabong Creek. First taken up by A. Innes, then James Scott Hindmarsh (100,000 acres)

Owned in the early 1850s by Arthur B? who sold it to WA Brodribb (235 square miles) in 1853

South Wanganella sold to George Hall Peppin and Sons (George and Frederick) in 1858. They sold it to Albert Austin and Thomas Millear in 1878

North Wanganella (Booabula) sold to the Lang Bros (Dr Thomas and Gideon) in the early 1860s

Zara was part of Wanganella held by John Wild

Where did the name Wanganella come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors



Original neighbouring properties

What was Wanganella like in the late 1870's

William Brodribb gave a wonderful account of his early day at Wanganella in his book 'Recollections of an Australian Squatter 1835 -1883'; of buying sheep around Bathurst, travelling overland via places like Yass and Tumit, of his family living in a tent while he built a house, of the high cost of accommodation on the roads and sleeping in a tent, of taking the family on a trip to Melbourne, of wanting to return to the safety of the Maneroo, of the death of children, and, of the financial stress of being a squatter on Wanganella.

At this time the quick way to get from Wanganella to Goulburn (both in New South Wales ) was as follows, Deniliquin, Echuca, Melbourne, by ship to Sydney then to Goulburn.

While Wanganella was first stocked with cattle but by this time it was stocked with sheep

Wire fences and dams were starting to being constructed (See also T&C2/11/1872)

The town of Wanganella included the Wanganella Inn, built by Mr Brodribb and carried on by Mr Dillon, another hotel, a store carried on by Mr Monash, a school conducted by Mr M'Quade.

Links to the KellyGang

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Wanganella

On Edwards and Billabong

What happened at Wanganella after the time of the Kelly Gang

What is happening at Wanganella today