- 1 One of the squatting run in the Kelly Country
- 2 History at Myrrhee before the KellyGang
- 3 What was Myrrhee like in the late 1870's
- 4 Links to the KellyGang
- 5 Rivers Creeks and Hills near Myrrhee
- 6 What happened at Myrrhee after the time of the Kelly Gang
- 7 What is happening at Myrrhee today
One of the squatting run in the Kelly Country
History at Myrrhee before the KellyGang
First taken up by overlanders from New South Wales in about 1837 by Dr George Mackay who abandoned it because of problems with the aboriginals. JW Chisholm then took it up.(96,000 acres) It was held by Hugh Glass in 1866 (Argus12/10/66)
Whitefield was originally part of Myrrhee. It was owned by Hugh Glass at one stage. Later it was owned by Evans
In 1876 the license to Myrrhee was owned by Frederick George Docker, ? acres', £62/10 license fee half year
Where did the name Myrrhee come from
Could come from an aboriginal word that means 'the wind' or from the gum from wattle trees
The original aboriginal owners
The first selectors
Myrrhee was first selected in the late 1850s. More selections were made in 1869
Original neighbouring properties
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It would be great to hear more about Myrrhee; can you please help
What was Myrrhee like in the late 1870's
The Anglican church had opened
Links to the KellyGang
The KellyGang had hangouts around the Middle Creek area.
John and Mary Nolan (originally known as John Nowlan) seemed to settle in the area around Greta in the mid 1870s. John Nolan was born in 1856 or 1857 and died in 1930. According to the death notice (Wangaratta Chronicle Feb 5 1930) John Nolan was a farmer from Myrrhee and ‘very highly respected” and from “an old district family”
Rivers Creeks and Hills near Myrrhee
What happened at Myrrhee after the time of the Kelly Gang
The Ellerslie Hop Estate has been in the area for a long time. The area also had a long history with the production of tobacco.
The Handcock family have had a long history with hops.
What is happening at Myrrhee today
There are a number of vineyards in the area today.
See also Graham Jones, Memories of Oxley