Stringybark Historical Reserve

Stringybark Historical Reserve is located 50 kilometres south from Benalla, and is where the infamous shoot out between police and the Kelly Gang took place on 26 October, 1878. The Gang surprised the police at their camp and, in the ensuing gun battle, three policeman were killed. A police memorial has been erected here also…

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TC Trewin Agricultural Museum

A shed was built in 1987 with the aid of a Government Grant to preserve local agricultural machinery of the older generation of farmers. The significant collection of well labelled items, include a HV McKay binder, a Big E Harvester, Sunshine Number 6 header, Lennon’s Winnower and a 1930’s Bedford truck. Todays modern machinery is…

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Annis and George Bills Horse Trough

Donated in memory of the horses that did not return from WW1. Bill’s horse watering troughs were manufactured in Australia and installed to provide relief for working horses in the first half of the twentieth century. A trust fund through the will of George Bills financed around 700 troughs in Australia and 50 overseas. The…

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Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla

The Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla takes in the major Kelly gang sights in and around Benalla. Serious students of bushranger history will want to spend a leisurely day in the Benalla district taking time to absorb the history as well as sample the great local produce. Those on a tighter schedule will be…

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Benalla Heritage Trail

From the site of the original Broken River Border Police Station, to the Barber Shop where Ned Kelly tried to escape custody, the Benalla Heritage Trail is packed with over 20 sites that bring to life the stories and histories of this beautiful rural city. Discover for yourself with this self guided heritage tour around…

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Devenish Railway Signal

This signal of earlier times was saved by a local railway enthusiast. It was positioned south of the Devenish railway crossing. It will have signalled many steam trains with GY wagons loaded with wheat, and passenger train affectionately known as the “Beetle”. The signal is located near the trough and museum and not too far…

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Winton Wetlands

A wetlands restoration project of international significance, Winton Wetlands has been designated a Wetland of Distinction by the Society of Wetland Scientists, the first such listing given outside of the USA. Winton Wetlands brings people, groups and communities together to renew themselves and be immersed in the distinctive landscape. Located in northeast Victoria, Australia, the…

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Joe Byrne Grave

Joseph Byrne was an Australian bushranger born in Victoria to an Irish immigrant. Born November 21, 1856 and died June 28, 1880 (aged 23). He was a member of the ‘Kelly Gang’ who were declared outlaws after the murder of three policemen at Stringybark Creek, not far from Benalla. Joe was shot and died as…

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Benalla Cemetery Historical Walk

Benalla Cemetery is rich in Australian history and has approx seven thousand burials. The cemetery is divided into denominational sections, for easy reference. Benalla Cemetery Historical walk allows visitors to take in graves of historical significance. There are markers along the ground that make it easy to follow the trail. Some graves form part of…

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Siva Singh Memorial

Siva Singh moved to Victoria in 1896 and quickly established himself as a part of the local community and gaining a hawkers licence. By 1915 he owned 320 acres in Benalla. The Siva Singh Memorial can be found at the Lake Benalla foreshore near the sundial and accessible at all times.

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