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Tintaldra, the squatting run

...a place in the



One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns
Corryong Kiewa Beechworth

History at Tintaldra before the KellyGang

On the Murray River east of Corryong

The first squatting run to be established in the Upper Murray area by squatters from the Monaroa.

First taken up 1837 by Rowland Shelley (18,000 acres). In 1848 the lease was owned by George Shelley. By 1853 Hay and Chambers had the lease but by 1858 it had been sold to Sydney Grandison Watson who could be seen as the founder of the town. See related run of Wermatong.

In 1876 the license to Tatonga was held by Sydney Grandison Watson,? acres, license fee half year £43 15 00

Dispute over the annual rental fee payable to the Government (Argus8/2/64)

Where did the name Tintaldra come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors

Former gold miners started selecting at Tinaldra in the early 1860's.



Original neighbouring properties

Murray River



Murray River

What was Tintaldra like in the late 1870's

Links to the KellyGang

Tintaldra was at the north eastern corner of the North-Eastern police district (RC1718)

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Tintaldra

What happened at Tintaldra after the time of the KellyGang

A major bridge was built over the Upper Murray at Tintaldra in 1914

A large part of Tintaldra was resumed after World War I and used for 200 acre soldier settlement blocks

What is happening at Tintaldra today