You might be surprised to learn that
Avoca was born of law and order.
Whilst the gold rushes may have caused a population explosion of over 16.000 within 4 years, it was the need to have a central location to station 50 mounted police troopers that started Avoca’s recent history. From Avoca, troopers radiated out to the numerous gold diggings
The chaos of the gold rushes led to the establishment of Avoca.
As time progressed it became the centre for commercial and administration services. Today it continues to be the leading town in the Pyrenees Shire.