Peechelba at kellyGang

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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

History at Peechelba before the KellyGang

First taken up in about 1840 by JH and GC Rowan and the Green Bros (162,560 Acres)

The Macphersons brothers, Robert and Gideon of Dagworth Station near Kynuna Qld (where Waltzing Matilda was written ) were living on Peechelba Station prior to moving to north about the time of Ewen Mcpherson's death.

Robertson (T&C20/8/1870)

In 1876 the license was owned by Edwin Brett and J R Ross, 91,300 acres, £449/7/6 half year license fee

On the Murray River north of Wangaratta

Where did the name Peechelba come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors



Original neighbouring properties

Murray River

What was Peechelba like in the late 1870's

A trip to find a selection (Ensign13/10/1874)

Links to the KellyGang

Morgan was taken at Peechelba in 1865 (RC12360)

Mr Graves, an member of the Royal Commission, owned a property near Peechelba. He left the property in 1870

Insp Brooke Smith led a search party to Peechelba on about 7/11/1878. SConst Mullane was part of the party. They stated from Wangaratta. There were fourteen or sixteen men, and the party divided here and Mullane's party went to Lake Rowan and Brooke Smith's party to Yarrawonga. (RC13534) (RC17432)

Joe Byrne make an appointment to meet to meet Jack Sherritt at Thomson's on Sandy Creek at Peechelba (RC15247)

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Peechelba

Sandy Creek

What happened at Peechelba after the time of the Kelly Gang

What is happening at Peechelba today