Original settlement at Koetong
The original people of the area were the Pallanganmiddang Aborigines.
Variously, "Corryong" could be either the red clay used in ceremonies, a bandicoot, or a possum-skin belt. Apparently the first possibility is the closest to the original language word.
Importance of Corryong
What was Corryong like in the late 1870s
In 1875 Mr Miller transferred his store from Koetong to Corryong. The town was surveyed in 1879 and the first buildings went up in the early 1880's.
There were many gold mines in the area; see 
Facilities in Corryong in the late 1870s
Post Office Other things of interest
Links to the KellyGang
It is thought that the KellyGang passed near Corryong on their way to Jerilderie (OMA13/2/1879)
What happened at Corryong after the time of the KellyGang
Members of the Corryong community
What is happening at Corryong today