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Remembrance Day | Survived the War but nearly not the return home
Many Australians enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force during World War One, seeking excitement and adventure, and they found it in lots of different places.
30 years since the last Dimboola passenger train
After one hundred and eleven years, the last regularly scheduled passenger train service out of Dimboola departed early in the morning of Saturday, 21 August 1993, thirty years ago this.
Vietnam Veterans Day
The Battle of Long Tan, in Phuong Tuy Province, South Vietnam, on 18th August 1966 has been adopted as Vietnam Veterans Day in honour of the 47,000 Australian troops who served during the ten-year war, of which 520 were killed in action or died of wounds, with 2,400 wounded.
History | Jeparit World War One German Dugout
The surprising discovery was made in late May 1916 of a German dugout in the sandhills north of Jeparit, similar to those found on the Western Front in France and Belgium.
Tarranyurk Hall Centenary
The Tarranyurk Public Hall was officially opened one hundred years ago this week, and while it no longer serves its namesake community, it still fills a useful role.
Anzac Day 2022 | Dimboola’s first Military Medal recipient
The first Military Medal awarded to a ‘Dimboola lad’ was recommended at the end of February 1917 for brave action near the northern French town of Flers.
Act of bravery in 1912 commemorated at Jeparit Cemetery
Today marks the 110th anniversary of a tragic accident near Jeparit in 1912 that resulted in the death of two men and a moving act of selfless heroism.
World War One | Foreign honours for Wimmera soldiers
Many Australians have performed extraordinary feats of bravery on battlefields around the world for over one hundred years, although most of them would claim they were not heroes, but that they were just looking after their mates.
Who was C McRay of Tarranyurk?
Do you know who C McRay of Tarranyurk was?
Twenty years ago | Standard gauge steam to Dimboola
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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