Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide : Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide 2014
HERITAGE Albury Wodonga has always been a place that brings people together. The past is alive and well here, as you’ll discover. Live the legends For the original inhabitants of the area, the Wiradjuri people, the area where Albury Wodonga stands today was an important river crossing and tribal meeting place. The Albury LibraryMuseum’s award- winning Crossing Place exhibition takes this as the starting point for a fascinating collection of local objects, oral stories and film that gives an engaging insight into the city’s past. You can also find out about some of our more famous residents – basketball player Lauren Jackson, tennis players Margaret Court and Jack Crawford and country music legend Lee Kernaghan. X marks the spot Here the explorers Hume and Hovell found a place to cross the Murray so they could continue their journey of discovery south to Melbourne. Hovell Tree Park at the western end of Hume Street in Albury is the location of the tree inscribed by the explorer William Hovell in 1824. Just near the park on Wodonga Place stands the Turks Head Hotel, Albury’s first pub and once the most popular place in town. Albury LibraryMuseum 16 ALbury WodongA OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE Time travel: Albury’s grand Italianate style railway station, built in 1881, was once a passenger transfer point on the break of gauge railway between Sydney and Melbourne. This made it a very busy place, and its covered platform is the longest in Australia. 17 STEP BACK The Albury Heritage Trail takes you back a hundred years or so into our social, political and economic past. Take a walk around the 18th and 19th century buildings on Dean Street between Kiewa and Olive Streets. Download the Albury Historic Building Walking Tour app to give you info on 21 landmarks along Smollett and Dean Streets. The full tour takes two hours, but you can stop off at one of the great cafés in the area to refuel. A hard copy of the tour is also available from the Albury Visitor Information Centre. Boy have we got some stories to tell you!
Albury Wodonga Official Visitor Guide 2015