Fern Hills

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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns

History at Fern Hills before the KellyGang

Hume and Hovell passed near Fern Hills on 27/11/1824

First taken up by Heap and Grice (24,000 acres)

In 1873 the license was held by Mr JH Graves, 2000 sheep (Ensign9/9/1873)

In 1876 the license was owned by Robert McBean, ? acres, £62/10 half year license fee

Where did the name Fern Hills come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors



Original neighbouring properties

Holland's Creek
Glenmore Run

What was Fern Hills like in the late 1870's

Links to the KellyGang

Ass Com Nicolson led a search party to Fern Hills on 9th or 10th of November 1878. (RC567) (RC1994) (JJK)

The Stringybark Creek murder site was on Fern Hills

Sup Hare and SConst Mullane searched Fern Hills. We came to a fire on the ranges, near a pool of water. Some of the wood had been thrown into the water to put out the fire. (RC13519)

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Fern Hills

What happened at Fern Hills after the time of the Kelly Gang

Police station was to be set up at Fern Hills as a result of the Glenrowan Siege. (RC16716)

What is happening at Fern Hills today