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In the hills behind Beechworth


A part of the Ovens gold field (Argus22/1/76)

Importance of Stanley

Stanley was originaly known as Snake Gully or Nine Mile. It was a bustling gold mining town during the 1850's and 1860's.

By about 1857 there were over 5000 people residing in the district. Photograph


What was Stanley like in the late 1870s

The town had a number of hotels, a bakery, a general store, a brewery, a boot maker, a carpenter, a butcher and a sawmill.

Facilities in Stanley in the late 1870s

Population 700 Hotels Star Hotel 1850s (J.A. Wallace) Schools Bank? Main Streets Local Government Police Station Telegraph Office

Post Office

There was a postal route bewteen Beechworth and Hillsbrough via Stanley

and between Stanley and Hurdle Flat. Other things of interest Coaches

Royal Mail Coaches left for Beechworth regularly

Links to the KellyGang

AssCom Nicolson did not see Stanley in the dangerous district of the KellyGang . Two police stationed in town (RC1043)

Sgt Steele took a search party to the Stanley ranges; he thinks that was the 4/11/1878 (RC8866)

What happened at Stanley after the time of the KellyGang

Members of the Stanley community

Bryan and Isabella O'Neill lived at Stanley in the 1870s

The Royal Commission said it was a grave error to reduce the size of the Stanley police station (RC2ndReport) What is happening at' 'Stanley today Stanley has a general store a restaurant and the Stanley Country Pub.