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Farming

Early Farming in the Upper Murray Farming in the Upper Murray started with the era of the grazing licenses in the mid-1830s, south-eastern Australia experienced severe and prolonged drought, by then the wealthy and connected people of European descent who had taken possession of grazing lands to the north of the Upper Murray were desperate…

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Upper Murray Railway Heritage

Upper Murray Railway Train travel over spectacular bridges through the beautiful Upper Murray Mountains is a romantic notion to many today, but in reality train travel meant much more to the people of the Upper Murray during the early to mid-decades of the twentieth century. The arrival of the Victorian gold rush during the 1850’s,…

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Upper Murray at War

Upper Murray at War As in other parts of Australia, the First World War thrust the Upper Murray into the war effort, taking many young local men away to Europe. Families left behind did what they could to support their sons and their country, the Cudgewa Valley saw many young men enlisting in the Armed…

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Mining in the Upper Murray

Upper Murray Gold Rush In the 1850s, migrants from across the world came to Australia in mass to join the frenzy to find gold and other precious metals. A gold rush at Kiandra in the heart of the Snowy Mountians was in full swing in 1859-60 and many hopeful miners from other gold fields flocked…

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MFSR Poem

The Man From Snowy River by Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson, 1890 There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around That the colt from Old Regret had got away, And had joined the wild bush horses – he was worth a thousand pounds, So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.…

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Important Numbers

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Emergency: Ambulance, Fire, Police 000 Poisons Information Line 131 126 GP Helpline 1800 022 222 Nurse On Call 1300 606 024 Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 State Emergency Service 132 500 NRMA / RACV Assist 131 111 Directory Assistance 1223 Mobile Emergency No 112 Police (non-emergency) Bethanga 02 6026 4204 Corryong 02 6076…

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Ways to get here

WAYS TO GET HERE Bus Corryong Bus & Freight operates a weekday service between Corryong and Albury-Wodonga R&S Wilkinson operates a Saturday service between Corryong and Albury-Wodonga Rail Sydney – Albury Countrylink 13 22 32 www.countrylink.info Melbourne – Albury Vline 13 61 96 www.vline.com.au Car / Rental Car Available in Albury-Wodonga Plane Albury Regional Airport…

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Government & Legal Services

GOVERNMENT & LEGAL SERVICES Local Government Towong Shire Council 1300 365 222 – Tallangatta Office 02 6071 5100 – Corryong Office 02 6076 2160 Corryong Library 02 6076 1639 Snowy Valleys Shire Council – Tumbarumba Office 02 6948 9100 – Khancoban Depot 02 6076 9508 State Government Bill Tilley MLA (Benambra) 02 6024 4488 Greg Aplin MP (Albury)…

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Community Groups

COMMUNITY GROUPS Corryong Blind Auxillary Lois Jephcott 02 6076 1266 Corryong Book Club Library 02 6076 1639 Corryong Diabetes Support Irene Cummiskey 02 6076 1125 Corryong Health Auxillary Sandra Benton 02 6076 1182 Corryong Historic Machinery Club Bruce Tregilgas 02 6076 1536 Corryong Men’s Shed Ray Waters 0418 892 520 Keith Honey 0418 303 670…

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Sporting & Recreational Groups

SPORTING & RECREATIONAL GROUPS Biggara Recreation Reserve Faith Damm 02 6076 0513 Tennis Club Austin Nicholas 02 6076 0503 Corryong Amateur Basketball Assn. basketballcorryong @gmail.com Amateur Swimming Club Nicole Martin 0427 812 882 Angling Club Adam Bloom 0407 068 819 Bowling Club Pat Sheather 02 6076 1208 Campdrafting Association Adam Wheeler 0429 774 362 Cricket…

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Religious Organisations

RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS Ambassadors of Jesus  Christian Assemblies 59 Donaldson St, Corryong 02 6076 2051 Anglican – Biggara & Corryong  Fay Whitehead 02 6076 0536 – Cudgewa Fay Land 02 6077 4223 – Tumbarumba  02 6948 3308 Baptist – Corryong 02 6076 1468 – Corryong Youth Group 02 6076 2493 Community Church Tumbarumba 02 6948 3006…

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Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES Corryong Health Kiell St 02 6076 3200 Corryong Medical Clinic Kiell St 02 6076 3290 Corryong Pharmacy Hanson St 02 6076 1253 Disability Advocacy Wodonga 1300 886 388 Maternal & Child Health 24hr service 132 229 – Corryong 0427 334 448 AH – Tallangatta 0417 535 978 Headspace Albury Wodonga 02 6055 9555…

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