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Who was C McRay of Tarranyurk?
Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Do you know who C McRay of Tarranyurk was?

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Over the Easter and Anzac Day long weekend at the end of April 2000, the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum operated their special ‘Millennium Aurora’ passenger train to Dimboola.

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From Wail to Germany
Saturday 21st March 2020

Seventy-five years ago today a local resident from Wail was killed during a bombing raid over Germany, and his sacrifice was commemorated in the Upper Regions Cemetery, south east of Dimboola.

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Lest we forget
Wednesday 24th April 2019

Many from the Wimmera enlisted to serve overseas in the World War One, and too many of them never returned, but their sacrifice is still honoured where they fell.

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No one was injured when an airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in a paddock near Dimboola on February 8 1940 after a collision with a bird, whilst enroute from Melbourne to Perth via Adelaide.

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It was 27 years ago this weekend that the residents of Jeparit awoke to the news that the Community Pavilion at Sir Robert Menzies Park had been destroyed by fire, leaving the local and cricket, football and netball clubs and Agricultural and Pastoral Society without a home.

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More than 295,000 Australians, including many from the Wimmera, served between March 1916 and November 1918 on the Western Front during World War One, and they are remembered in many different ways.

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Centenary of the Battle of Hamel
Wednesday 4th July 2018

Today, the fourth of July 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Hamel which was one of the most significant Australian actions of the First World War.

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Anzac Day this week gives a focus to remember and honour the sacrifices made by ordinary Australians in extraordinary circumstances on battlefields around the world over more than a century.

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One hundred years ago this month former local resident "Mick" Moon, was awarded the Victoria Cross, for his actions during fighting near Bullecourt in France.

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