Town History

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The name Moyhu seems to have originated with the Byrne family who in 1859 were one of the earliest landowners in the area and had emigrated from a town in Ireland named Moihu (pronounced Moyhu). Records then show that in 1866 a catholic parish priest at Wangaratta applied for aid from the Education Board for a school at Moihu. By 1868 it appears that Moyhu was the accepted spelling as the Post Office was opened on 1st January 1868 under this name.

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