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Augathella Kenniff Tree
Map of Augathella Kenniff Tree
Jane Street
Corner Cavanagh Street
Augathella
Queensland 4477 Australia

Augathella Kenniff Tree
Augathella, South West

Free Entry

07 4654 7771
tourism@murweh.qld.gov.au
www.murweh.qld.gov.au

Description

There is nothing like having a connection to Bushrangers. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the notorious Bushrangers, the Kenniff Brothers, tethered their horses under this magnificent old Coolibah tree between their many cattle and horse stealing escapades.

Often referred to, (but not entirely accurate) as 'Australia's Last Bushrangers', Patrick and James (Jimmy) Kenniff, lived a life filled with horse stealing, cattle duffing, armed robbery and let's not forget murder!

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Growing up in New South Wales, the boys moved to Queensland in the 1890's. Settling in and around the Mitchell area, it wasn't long before their career in stealing horses and cattle from surrounding properties began. After several years of this rascally lifestyle the boys were finally captured, their trial was held at the Roma Magistrate Court.

Their fate - one sentenced to jail, the other hung.

Further information on the Kenniff Brothers is on display at the Kenniff Tree in Augathella.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Accessible at all times.

Other Information

Children:
Supervised children are welcome.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are allowed, however, they must be restrained at all times.

How To Get There

Follow Main Street and take the first left into Jane Street after the Augathella Arts and Visitor Centre. Travel down Jane Street for one block. The Kenniff Tree is found on the corner of Jane Street and Cavanagh Street.


Free Entry


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