1. Our Place
2. Dreams and disasters
3. Plans and Possibilities:
Naming of Acheron
Victorian Lands Act
5-1. Acheron Selectors Intro
6. Floods and fires
7. Trials and tribulations
8. Getting there…and back
9. Gold to gourmet
Community and care:
Acheron at war
11. Then and now... old homes still standing:
is a short history of the area around Acheron.
was origionally called Upper Acheron (now Taggerty) and Lower Acheron.
This settlement includes the land along both the eastern and western
sides of the Acheron River, extending north from around Moir Lane,
the area on Connelly’s Creek Road and all of the land from
Mt Pleasant Road through Acheron Road and along Keens Road. This
area is now one of mostly small farm holdings with a few larger,
such as Gooramadda, the Dobsons’ properties and Mirrim.
Many people who now live in the area are incomers from Melbourne.
Some are weekenders and there are still descendants of the original
farming families who have worked the land for generations. The Dobson,
McColl, Dick, Wilmot, Rennie, Webster and Cumming families are examples.
Descendants of the original Taungurong Aboriginal people are still
living in the greater Acheron area.