1824-1853 Events

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Date Person Place Event
1824 Hume   Hume and Hovell travelled from New South Wales. They were the first while men to see the Kelly Country
1830     Sturt explores the River Murray to the sea.
1834     Joe Byrne's grandfather, Joe Byrne arrives in NSW as a convict
1835     Mungarbareennah and Bonegilla settled near Albury

John Batman in Port Phillip.(area of Melbourne)

1836 Mitchell   Major Mithchell travelled through North Eastern Victoria


First squatters came from New South Wales to take up land in the upper Murray River valley. Some of them came down through the Monaro and others came down a route the follows the present line of the Hume Highway.They followed Major Mitchell's story of good land in "Australia Felix'. Many were pushed south by drought in New South Wales

Melbourne named

1838     Kiewa, Mitta, Ovens & King valleys settled by squatters from the north. Also squatting runs at Euroa, Benalla, and Mansfield.
4/1838     Faithfulls Creek massacre of aboriginals
1839     Overland mail service established between Sydney and Melbourne, travelled through Albury and Benalla.
1839     Latrobe appointed superintendent of Port Phillip.
1841 John Kelly   Ned Kelly's father John (Red) Kelly was sentenced and transported to Van Dieman's land
1842 Red Kelly   Red Kelly arrives in Australia as a convict

Tom and Jack Lloyd snr arrived in Victoria

1844 Quinn   James Quinn settled his family at Wallan.
1847     By 1847 most of north eastern Victoria was settled by squatters
1848 Red Kelly Tasmania Red Kelly given a Certificate of Freeedom
1850     Gold discovered in Victoria

Railway from Sydney to Goulburn (in New South Wales) built.

15/11/1850 Kelly Mrs Melbourne Red Kelly and Ellen Quinn married in Melbourne
1851   .




Black Thursday bushfires in most of North Eastern Victoria

Gold found at Ballarat.

Victoria becomes a separate Colony

town of Mansfield founded

25/2/1851 Kelly Mrs Beveridge R ed Kelly and Ellen Quinn first child died soon after birth
1852     gold found on Woorajay, Beechworth,

Sadlier, Chomley, Winch, and Nicolson joined the Victoria Police as cadets

Jack Lloyd married Kate Quinn

Brooke Smith joined police

1853 .









Town of Greta reserved

Ovens gold riot

First steamers come up the River Murray into Victoria.

Baber joined Victoria Police as a cadet

Mr and Mrs Sherritt married in Ireland

11/1853 Kelly Mrs   Anne born to Red Kelly and Ellen
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