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On road from Melbourne to Bendigo


Kyneton developed quickly after the discovery of gold in Bendigo in the early 1850s.

Importance of Kyneton

What was Kyneton like in the late 1870s

By this time Kyneton was developing quickly as a tourist town. People came from Melbourne to enjoy the spars and the hills. Most of the town's historic buildings had been built by 1870 Photograph


Facilities in Kyneton in the late 1870s

Population Hotels The Royal George Hotel 1852 Churches Anglican

Catholic Schools The Mechanics Institute 1858 Main Streets Local Government Police Station Telegraph Office

Post Office Other things of interest James Melross was a reporter on the Kyneton Observer

Doctors '

Dr Henry Geary

Dr Edmund Kelly

Dr William Langford

Dr James Pestell

Dr William Henry Semple

Dr Samuel Smith

Licensing Magistrate

Henry Weigall

George Govett

On the railway line between Melbourne and Echuca (T&C29/6/1872)

Links to the KellyGang

Ned Kelly made an appearance in the wonderful old court house, following his involment with Harry Power.

Sup Nicolson was in command at Kyneton and came down to Melbourne on sick leave in April 1870. (RC1593)

We we going to rob the bank in Kyneton (Argus22/10/79)

What happened at Kyneton after the time of the Kelly Gang

Members of the Kyneton community

What is happening at Kyneton today