Kewell is a rural district in north-western Victoria, 30 km north-east of Horsham. It was named after the Kewell pastoral run on the Yarriambiack Creek, taken up by John and Alexander Wilson in 1845. A freehold part of the run, comprising about 3 sq miles, was sold in 1876 and included a vast shearing shed.

The name Kewell is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal word describing the seeds of the pigface plant.

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