Thursday, August 30, 2012


A tale of a journey between Queanbeyan, with a description of the 1862 'Canberra Plains', and the Village of Micalago (today spelt as Michelago.)

Passing by Mount Tennent a, what would be a fairly fresh observation time wise, of the bushranger known as the 'Terror of Argle' the escaped convict John Tennant after whom the Mountain is named (note different spelling). As is often evident from articles of this era the language is eloquent and an unusual perspective of what today is a bituminous distance of 46 kilometres and a leisurely drive of 35 minutes...

Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser - Thursday 16 October 1862

National Library of Australia

As yet I can't seem to find the continuation.



  1. What a fantastic little tale of a journey to Michelago. I would love to know more about Rolfe's Inn, I am guessing it is the same that used to be called Rob Roy?



  2. I don't know. I need to learn more about Michelago. I just turn up bits and pieces. Usually when I'm looking for something else. I'm easily side tracked :) Dave


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