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Tarranyurk Hall Centenary
Friday 13th May 2022

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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