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One of the original properties in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns




History at Yackandanda before the KellyGang

First settled by overlanders from New South Wales in about 1840, James Osborne .(17920 acres) Thomas Mitchell the run for a while before it was taken over by David Reid.

Reid built the first water driven flour mill in the district in 1845.

In 1852 gold was discovered in the May Day Hills, and the Ovens gold rush settlements of Beechworth, El Dorado, Woolshed, Sebastopol and Reid's Creek developed on Reid family land, ruining its pastoral value. For a time David sold meat to the miners and ran the mill, a store and a gold-buying business, but in 1853 sold his runs Photograph

Map Where did the name Yackandanda come from

The original aboriginal owners

The name could mean rock and water-hole or country of hills.

The first selectors

Original neighbouring properties


What was Yackandanda like in the late 1870's

Links to the KellyGang

Some of the books report that the KellyGang did some gold mining in the area around Yackandandah.

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Yackandanda

What happened at Yackandanda after the time of the KellyGang

What is happening at Yackandanda today