On the Buckland River
Thomas Buckland settled in the district in 1845.
Buckland was part of the Ovens gold field when gold was found there in 1853. Within a short time the town was full of life. Hare was a gold escort officer in the 1850s from Buckland to Beechworth. (FH)
But it suffered a number of disasters.
Within twelve months of its settlement the town had a population of 6000.
Typhoid spread through the diggings and about 1000 people died in a short time.
The Buckland diggings had a large Chinese population (about 3000 in 1857). (Argus22/8/60)
There was a very serious !!MISSING agains the Chinese in that year and many had to flee from the area before police from Beechworth could restore order.
What was Buckland like in the late 1870s
Today few traces of the town remain
Links to the KellyGang
Ned Kelly had a run in with Ah Fook, a pig hawker from Morses Creek in 1869
There were also reports that the KellyGang was being supplied by a Chinese store keeper at Buckland (RC5843)
The Buckland police station was closed in 1899
Members of the Buckland community
Sgt: John Cope Garnett and Const Thomas Duffy were stationed at Buckland
Ah Sing, fowl dealer (Argus17/11/71)
Key Yet, Min Ting pig dealers (Argus17/11/71)
What is happening at Buckland today -
' ' ' Today most of the area is covered by a National Park' ' ' ' ' ' '