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We have enjoyed the many kms that we have traveled around Australia, in our Camper which we named ZOE 89. We like to see what has not been seen before .. keeping away from the "tourist" spot where possible. Those many back roads, never in a hurry, not concerned how short my driving might be during the day. BUSH camping where possible, and exploring the little known settlements. The LOCALS seem more than willing to give good advise. Where ever you may go, GO - not thinking what should be there, GO - see what is there. Remember over time, things and surroundings will change. It would be GREAT if those posting photos would put the first COMMENT, and say a little about the place.
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Nice overview of the scene in this shift.

The small town of Tallangatta is located in north-eastern Victoria, Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of the town’s history is the fact that it was moved eight kilometres to the west in the 1950s to allow for the expansion of Lake Hume.

... it is many years that I have passed this corner, but not really knowing what was there. Glen Huntly Reservoir Redevelopment which is to become a new Park. The Booran Road Reservoir (also known as the Glen Huntly Reservoir) is 1.6 ha of crown land located on the corner of Glen Huntly & Booran Roads, Glen Huntly. The site shares a rear boundary with Alamar Ave and abuts nine properties along Roseberry Grove. The reservoir has not been used to store water since the 1970’s.

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The birthplace of the Murray Grey.

Australia's beef cattle breed, the Murray Grey, originated here in the Upper Murray Valleys Thologolong District. The first grey calves were born at the Sutherland familys Thologolong property in the early years of the 20th Century.

From humble beginnings the breed has become a major force in the domestic and international beef industry. The breed has spread from Thologolong throughout Australia and to New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe.

Murray Greys are renowned as easy care versatile cattle producing choice quality beef for a variety of markets and discerning consumers.

This commemorative marker was unveiled on April 14, 1991 during the International Murray Grey Congress hosted in Australia by the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society,

"This breed by accident was natures, which in turn is Gods gift to our land Australia. These are our own cattle, our heritage, Australias heritage in the beef cattle world, and none can say again this." Helen Sutherland, founder of the Murray Greys. (An extract from Helens diary, c.1950`s)

... certainly a very nice and quiet place to camp -- a rather steep climb to a good bush toilet (one would not want to be in a hurry) nice walk to the old scout's hut and falls ...

... Opened for use in 1860, this is the site of Chiltern's second public cemetery. This site of ten acres was the cause of many complaints from the residents because they considered it too far from the town, too wet and swampy and unfit for burials, and the graves were haphazardly arranged. Animals were able to roam around the graves because the cemetery trust had no constructed a fence around the preimeter. Over 1000 people are believed to be buried here.

The cemetery closed in 1881 when the Chiltern New Cemetery opened.

... read this to gain a idea of the history of this cemetery ...

... After visiting family in Wodonga (late April 2015) we were able to spent a few days along the Murray River. Spending time back at "HIDEAWAY" which still remains a very favorite spot for us. Though the water level was low, nevertheless it was a relaxing place, and a beauty of its own. We will be back ...

... still brings back GREAT memories ...

AWAPUNI BAPTIST CHURCH -- History

The Church Building was built on the corners of Rugby and Rochester Streets. The first service was held 21-9-1958. During those first two years the services were lead by local members and guest speakers. The Church called their first pastor in 1961, who remained there until 1967.

Their Pastor came with a twofold desire -- everything that he did had to evolve VISITATION and Preparing for Sunday Services.
Visiting not only those who came, but visiting from door to door every house in the Awapuni area -- several times. There was a slow growth in the Church in the first 2 years, with it came a growing awareness that there something missing, that was in the early church. The church ran its usual activities that seemed to fill the need of the time.

Many families, as a result of visitation, invited him into their homes to show a series of slides on the subject of "How to become a Christian" ... with great results.

There came a awareness of the folk that God would MOVE in the place, and to this end they looked.

A change in the traditional evening service took place -- changing from 7pm to 6-30pm, becoming known as "CHURCH CIRCLE" This was the beginning (though not aware) of what yet to come.

The CHANGE point was in a evening service in mid 1964 .. a service had as its theme --TESTIMONY NIGHT ... it was within an hour after this service that the beginning of the move of God was revealed Lives were starting to change .. with a REAL outpouring of His Spirit.

Over the following months so much happen ... in the lives of many.
God blessed the church by meeting its material needs.

The list of what happened could never be written down, but could only be spoken by those who were touched by this move, but I guess many have since "passed" beyond the limits of this space and time.

These were difficult days .. for this was new to many, but never did they feel that they should turn back on what had happened.
This was also not easy for many, who chose not to remain. This was an event that was needed for the time, people and area.

From 1968 onwards the on going of this move can only be said by those who followed ----

It was sometime after 1968 that the Church withdrew from the Baptist Union, not in 1965 as stated in a number places.

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