Ned Kelly was hanged a murderer in Melbourne on the 11th of November 1880. He was 25 years old. He was a man with a strong sense of family, misunderstood by many, a larrikin and underdog, bushranger and rebel making his way in a country borne out of brutal, harsh convict settlement. What is astonishing is that when Ned was sentenced to hang 30,000 people signed a petition asking for a reprieve, sadly for Ned, he never was.
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Set in tall, shady eucalypt forest, Mount Samaria State Park offers a cool and quiet retreat for beautiful walks, camping and picnicking. The Mount Samaria range incorporates a variety of scenery with spectacular vistas over the Victorian Alps, granite outcrops, high waterfalls and historic remains. Explore the park by foot, mountain bike or scenic drive and discover its tranquillity and beauty.
There are a range of camping and picnic areas, walking tracks and lookouts provide the visitor with many opportunities to experience this semi-remote park. During the spring and early summer the forest is alive with brilliant displays of wildflowers. Year-round, it provides a haven for an array of birds and wildlife and is ideal for nature observation and photography. The high altitude of the park provides spectacular views from Mount Samaria Summit, Rocky Point Lookout and Wild Dog Falls. Historic remains at Samaria Well, Spring Creek Sawmill, the timber tramway and braking station reflect past practices.
The Tatong Angling Group (TAG) was formed in 1993 after major floods had struck the Region. The group was set up when a number of local anglers came together, in response to their shared concerns with regard to the health and condition of these important local streams, and how they saw them being managed. With their interest in the future of the local catchment TAG saw the opportunity to become actively involved in the participation in stream management.
Enjoy the taste of Victoria's wineries, home to no less than six wine growing regions. The families of Morris, Buller, Campbell and Chambers put this area on the map for their famous Muscats and Tokays.
Local wine tours take in some of the areas finest wineries, such as Baileys, Brown Brothers, Booths, Morrisons of Glenrowan and Auldstone Cellars. Long or short tours available or even custom tours to suit your own intinerary can be found by visiting the Tourist Information Centre in Mair Street, Benalla.