Merriang, squatting run

...a place in the KellyGang story 

 

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One of the original squatting runs in the Kelly Country

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Riverina
Murray
Beechworth
Glenrowan

History at Merriang before the KellyGang

Greta

John Johnson bought Merriang from David Johnson in 1846. (16,000 acres) The homstead had been built by 1853

In 1876 the license was held by M O'Donnell, 12,726 acres, license fee £40 12 06 per half year

Benalla

Where did the name Merriang come from

 

The original aboriginal owners

 

The first selectors

 

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Murraramun
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It would be great to know more about Merriang; can you please help

What was Merriang like in the late 1870's

Links to the KellyGang

Sgt Steele led a search party hunting the KellyGang to Merriang soon after the Stringy Bark Murders in November 1878. (RC676)
Insp Brook Smith led a search party that travelled between Merriang, across the Buffalo, over Black Hill, and down through the King River. They were at Merriang on 28/10/ 1878. (RC17372) Must be wrong? (RC17374)

 

Rivers Creeks and Hills near Merriang

 

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What happened at Merriang after the time of the Kelly Gang

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What is happening at Merriang today - a part of the Kelly Country and Ned Kelly's story

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