Former site of Jack Riley's Hut - NSW

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DEG: -36.555874 148.14621
DMS: 36º 33' 21.15" S 148º 08' 46.35" E
UTM: 55 H 5953783mN 602577mE
Altitude: 629.09m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Hut


167.69kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 236 km (2 hours 50 mins)
315.2kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 522 km (5 hours 50 mins)
705.97kms North of Hobart - Driving 1257 km (1 day 5 hours)

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Murray Gorge NSW
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Jack Riley was born in Castlebar, Ireland. He migrated to Australia in 1851 and went to live in Omeo. He opened a tailoring business and then worked as a stockman at Monaro where he aquired a reputation for his horse handling. In 1884 he became manager of "Tom Groggin" where he ran 20,000 acres.

In 1890 Banjo Paterson, the poet, stayed a night at Jack Riley`s hut. Riley told the tale of one of his exploits about chasing a herd of wild horses, and from this Banjo Paterson wrote his poem "The Man From Snowy River". In 1914 Jack Riley died on the 15th of July, after suffering from heart problems. They buried him the next day at the Corryong cemetery.
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Distance from Former site of Jack Riley's Hut 14.37km NE
Mean Max. °C16.316.413.
Mean Min. °C6.
Mean Rain mm88.797.6118.996.5109.787.2109.1124.8150.0122.5148.1109.8

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