...a place in the KellyGang story
With the discovery of gold Everton developed as a the start of a short cut around Wangaratta that saved a day on the trip of a bullock team between Beechworth and Melbourne.
Everton was on the route to Beechworth in the north and Melbourne (via Oxley, Greta, and Winton) in the south.
In the 1860s a school was to be built at Tarrawingee because of the punt over the Ovens River.
Building the railway line to Beechworth (Argus8/1/76)
The railway line between Wangaratta and Everton was opened on 7/7/1875 (Argus30/9/76)
Everton Station post office opened in Jan 1876
The KellyGang bought several boxes of sardines and some horse feed in Everton on the night of 27/10/1878 on their way after the Mansfield Murders. Later on 3/11/1878 the KellyGang came back through Everton on their way to Wangaratta. (RC3149)
On 30/5/1880 Nicolson and a party of police came up from Benalla on the train and got off at Everton to start and met Aaron Sherritt (RC801)(RC15116)
The police started out at once by horseback to a certain paddock, about two miles, I think, from the spot where the outlaw had been seen; thence by foot to the exact place. They got the man's track, and, after following it for some distance, found it was only a man collecting cows. Later they came near Mrs Byrne's home. (RC1110)
Enjoy this wonderful part of our history, but Please respect the privacy of the current owners