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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns

History at Howlong before the KellyGang

Major Mitchell crossed the River Murray near Howlong. (Black Dog Creek) The area was first settled by John Gardiner an overlander from New South Wales who brought cattle.

Where did the name Howlong come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors



Original neighbouring properties

Murray River
Quat Quatta

What was Howlong like in the late 1870's

From the early days of white swettlement at least Howlong was an important crossing point on the River [[../plM/murrayR8.html|../plM/murrayR8.html]] Murray .

Mill hotel, John Costello land lord

Links to the KellyGang

In about October 1877 William Cooke was arrested for stealing Whitty's horses at Howlong with Gustav and William Baumgarten and Thomas Studders and Samuel Kennedy This was about the end of Ned Kelly as a horse and cattle thief. (RC8813)

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Howlong

On the River Murray, near Black Dog Creek?

What happened at Howlong after the time of the KellyGang

What is happening at Howlong today