Hurdle Creek

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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns



History at Hurdle Creek before the KellyGang

First taken up by the overlander from New South Wales James Templeton in 1837 to 1840 (25,000 acres). Owned by the Johnstone family in the 1860s

In 1876 the license was held by Richard Robert Woolcott and David Evans, ? acres , the half yearly license fee was £73/ 7/ 6

Where did the name Hurdle Creek come from

Bobinawarrah was part of the original run

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors

First selected in about 1855. Lots were from 92 to 191 acres



Original neighbouring properties

Oxley Plains

What was Hurdle Creek like in the late 1870's

Gold mining (Argus8/2/64)

The school opened in 1871. James Wallace was the teacher at Hurdle Creek for a time from 1873. (RC14415)

Wallace was removed from the school the week before the Glenrowan siege in June 1880

He was also at the school at Bobinawarrah (RC16033)

Postal route between Milawa and Hurdle Creek

And between Bobinawarrah and Hedi

and between Stanley and Hurdle Flat

Mr Charles W Lloyd of Hurdle Creek was carting forgage for the police at Oxley and Hedi (Argus24/7/1880)

Links to the KellyGang

Bricky Williamson mentioned in his report that Hurdle Creek was on one of the routes used by the KellyGang as they moved around the country

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Hurdle Creek

Hurdle Creek is near Oxley and the King River

What happened at Hurdle Creek after the time of the Kelly Gang

What is happening at Hurdle Creek today

Just north of Carboor on the Everton Craboor Road