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One of the original properties in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns

History at Benambra before the KellyGang

Originally part of Omeo B.

First taken up by overlanders from New South Wales in 1841 to 1843

Benambra was held by Patrick Buckley between 1862 to 1872. He was a major land owner in Gippsland

In 1876 the license was held by Charles MacPherson Fraser and the half yearly license fee was £43 15

Where did the name Benambra from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors

See (Argus20/3/79)



Original neighbouring properties

Tom Groggin

What was Benamba like in the late 1870's

Parts of Benamba had been selected

Links to the KellyGang

The KellyGang and their friends used the lonley country in this area to move stolen horses and cattle between Victoria and New South Wales

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Benambra

What happened at Benamba after the time of the KellyGang

What is happening at Benamba today