In the 1830s and Henry K Hughes named his property 'Avenel' after a village in Gloucestershire.
The town was established on the sight of a ford over the creek on the main road to Beechworth and North Eastern Victoria. By 1859 a substantial stone bridge had been built.
Importance of Avenel
What was Avenel like in the late 1870s
Facilities in Avenel in the late 1870s
Population Hotels Royal Mail Hotel, (1859) Churches Schools James Irving [[../../things/C_community/C_bankt.html|Bank]] Bank of Victoria Aug 1873 Main Streets Local Government Police Station Railway Station Telegraph Office
Post Office Other things of interest Lloyd Jones' bull shot 21/12/1875, £250 reward offered
Links to the KellyGang
On the 4/121878 Sup Hare sent a memo. to Avenel to the effect that a foot constable, Kelly, armed with a revolver would be sent to the town to protect the bank. A constable should be placed on duty in plain clothes, and should never lose sight of the bank during office hours. That made three men at Avenel-that is the senior constable in charge, a mounted constable, and Const Kelly.(RC1245)
Members of the Avenel community
William Austin resident at Avenel
What happened at Avenel after the time of the KellyGang
What is happening at Avenel today