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Kim Aramini
Hovell Street,
Victoria, 3664
0428 980 090



Avenel was once an important coach stop for Cobb & Co on the route from Melbourne to Albury and for travellers to the goldfields in the north.

Historic six arched sandstone bridge completed in 1869 to span a widely flowing Hughes Creek. Originally had a tollgate and toll keepers cottage nearby.

"Red" Kelly, father of Ned Kelly, took up residence in 1866. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1842 after being sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Another notable resident is Arthur Wellesley Bayley (1865 - 1896) who is known as the legal discoverer of gold at Coolgardie in WA. His story is a fascinating one but is too large for this site. His tombstone is rather obvious if you look around the cemetery.

A perfect park to bring a picnic to. There are Aboriginal scar trees along the creek, evidence of their activity in the area.

The Kelly's rented a 40 acre farm in the area from 1864 to 1867. Ned's youngest sister Grace was born here. Annie, Ned & Maggie Kelly went to the Avenel Common School, Ned being in the top third of his class. About 150m downstream from the bridge is where Ned rescued Richard Shelton, whose family owned and operated the Royal Mail Hotel.

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