Emu Station

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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns
on Eleven Mile Creek

First taken up by Redfern and Alexander (46,080 acres)

History at Emu Station before the KellyGang

Where did the name Emu Station come from

Turnbull was the owner in 1866 (Argus12/10/66)

In 1874 John Graves was manager. At that time Emu and The Springs were part of Tatong.(RC15488)

In 1876 the lease to Emu Plains was owned by Messers GJ and T Turnbull 7,600 acres' ,£34/5 half year license fee

In 1876 the license to Emu was owned by Patrick Brennan, ? acres, £25 half year license fee

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors

Turnbull was was able to select psrt of his own property in 1866 (Argus12/10/66)



Original neighbouring properties


What was Emu Station like in the late 1870's

Links to the KellyGang

In the 1870s John Graves was the manager of Emu. The Kellys were neighbours. (RC15488)

Graves told the Royal Commission, 'For a series of years from Power's time they had a regular well-beaten track from Mansfield to cross, which was only used by themselves. A week hardly elapsed that I did not find in my paddocks either one of my horses ridden, or one of theirs left there and one of mine taken. The KellyGang had always relays of horses at those back country places, as you are not allowed to impound horses if they belong to neighbors, and there they would remain till they would come for them. They were always on the beaten track backwards and forwards to Mansfield.' (RC15554)

In mid November 1878 after the Mansfield Murders and the flight to the River Murray the [[../../things/K_kellys/K_KellyGang.html|KellyGang]] came home and took up residence on Emu Station just south of Mrs Kelly's old home

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Emu Station

What happened at Emu Station after the time of the Kelly Gang

What is happening at Emu Station today