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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

Nearest towns

Wagga Wagga


History at Wantabadgery before the KellyGang

In the Riverina. In April 1830 Wantabadgery (Pontabadgery or Pondebodgerry) was the most westerly station in the Murrumbidgee

First taken up in ? x

Owned by WO Windeyer in 1872 (T&C20/7/1872)

Where did the name Wantabadgery come from

The original aboriginal owners

The first selectors



Original neighbouring properties

What was Wantabadgery like in the late 1870's

AJA Beveridge, manager (T&C20/7/1872)

Angus McKinnon farmed at Wantabadgery

Links to the KellyGang

In 1879 Captain Moonlite wanted to team up with Ned Kelly but Kelly would not be a party to the arrangement.

A little later Moonlite held up Wantabadgery Station (Argus18/11/79) (Argus19/11/79) (Argus21/11/79) (Argus22/11/79) (Argus28/11/79)

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Wantabadgery

What happened at Wantabadgery after the time of the Kelly Gang

What is happening at Wantabadgery today