Merrijig

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location

On the Delatitle River Mansfield, Mt Buller

Beginnings

The little town of Merrijig lies in the Delatite River valley, 15 minutes from the rural town of Mansfield and 15 minutes drive from the base of the mountains which lie at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range.

Importance of Merrijig

Photograph

Map

What was Merrijig like in the late 1870s

there was some gold mining in the area. The area has rich soil and it was well selected. (Alexandra27/10/1868)

Facilities in Merrijig in the late 1870s

Population Hotels Hunt Club Hotel, William Lovick (good gardener) Churches? Schools Bank ? Main Streets Local Government Telegraph Office

Post Office Police Station? Other things of interest

Links to the KellyGang

The Kellys did some fencing in the Merrrijig area (Herald4/7/1880)

According to Bricky Williamson in his report the KellyGang used to get provisions from a store at Merrijig on the Delitite River

What happened at Merrijig after the time of the Kelly Gang

Famous members of the Merrijig community

What is happening at Merrijig today