Saturday 28 August 2021

Harry Power's Lookout-- King Valley



Harry Power

Harry Power (sometimes known as Henry Johnstone) was one of Victoria’s most notorious bushrangers and someone who apparently taught Ned Kelly. One might assume he was not that smart as he spent 30 of his 70 years in jail. Born in Ireland in 1819 he was shipped to Tasmania for stealing a pair of shoes at age 21. After serving 7 years he moved to Victoria and in 1855 he was sentenced for a further 8 years for horse stealing and wounding a policeman. He was released and served a further 7 years but escaped near the end of his term in 1869 at age 66. When in Pentridge he met Ned Kelly’s uncles Thomas and Jack Lloyd who had lived in the King Valley as did Ned Kelly’s grandparents who had a homestead below the craggy granite lookout now known as Power’s Lookout. He was captured at the lookout in 1870

Harry Power's Lookout is 22 km south of Whitfield , 48 km from Mansfiled and 63 km from Wangaratta. The lookout is a few km from the highway and provides great views of the King Valley

Stay in Mansfield and ALZBURG RESORT is a good option

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