Explore our local history through our history articles.
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.
From Wail to Germany
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.
Lest we forget
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.
Flashback to 1940 | Airliner forced landing near Dimboola
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.
Flashback to 1992 | Jeparit Community Pavilion destroyed by fire
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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