George Sheppeard and Broughton’s Waterhole Toll Bar, Mt. Victoria

The Toll-bar cottage, photo John Merriman – flickr On 1862, on the morning of a late September day, two riders cantered through the township of Mount Victoria on their way to attend an auction in Hartley. As they approached the descent at Victoria Pass four men burst from the bush, their faces hidden beneath rough crepe masks. It was George Sheppheard the bushrangers were after. Their informants had led them to believe he would be passing with a large sum of money collected at the toll bar he leased on the Western Road. As it turned out it was not George … Continue reading George Sheppeard and Broughton’s Waterhole Toll Bar, Mt. Victoria