Some of the first settlers to arrive were;
Other early settlers were Osborne, Manton, Dutton, Hawdon, Rose and Manton.
By the 1850's the town had been established and gold discoveries in the Tumbarumba district led to many families coming to the area.
Sawmilling commenced in the 1880-1890's by the Hides, Hussell and Gaylard families. Other mills were Kopsen's Mill at Laurel Hill started operating in 1910. In 1917 George Brown owned a mill at Bago.
"Sir, you must have noticed at Mr H Levin's funeral on Monday after the disgraceful use to which our cemetery is being appliced. Is there no way or law for punishing people who put their cattle into such sacred ground as a cemetery. - An answer will oblige".
Arnold Mr Peter of Tumbarumba Upper, reported loss of several bags of seed oats and potatoes stolen from barn. Germonton Times 18.7.1884.
Archibald Joseph Riall, parish of Coppabella.
Bryon O'Brien, Co pf Selwyn, parish of Bringenbrong transferred to Thomas Whitehead. Germonton times 18.7.1884.