Thursday, October 26, 2006


A short walk down to the end off my street
This picturesque piece of regional Victoria and New South Wales is an "Inland Aquatic Paradise" for visitors to take some time to enjoy some stunning scenery, , Lake Mulwala and of course the mighty Murray River.
In 1937 the first suggestions were made concerning the clearing of the red gum forest to be submerged in the creation of Lake Mulwala. The River Murray Commission refused to undertake the tree clearing program proposed by the citizens of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, who obviously had a vision of not just an irrigation storage, but a picturesque lake. With considerable community spirit a band of local men took up the challenge and in 1938 began the enormous task of felling the trees by axe at the cost of 10/- per acre. The River Murray Commission gave no financial assistance to the project and were concerned that if timber were felled and not burnt or removed it would prove a menace to the Yarrawonga Weir and other structures downstream. The bands of local volunteers worked long hours to clear the area, and the felled trees were never removed. The tree felling was completed in June 1939, and the first filling of the lake was started on August 12th, 1939.
If you love life by the water you’ll love Yarrawonga/Mulwala. There’s plenty here for water sport enthusiasts,Skiing, anglers searching for the famous Murray Cod, or take a leisurely lake cruise.
Area of Lake Mulwala - 4450 hectares

At the end of my street the two cruise boats, Paradise Queen and Lady Murray partly hidden

The Paradise Queen

A nice stroll along here leads to the traffic bridge

The traffic bridge that Separates Victoria from New South Wales

A view of the lake

A very small portion off Red gums in the lake


Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
Great post,you would make a great tour guide.
The pics are very informative and
shows it how it is..xx

October 27, 2006 1:08 am  
Blogger Sue said...

You live near such a beautiful spot!
Great photos...

October 27, 2006 2:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we come to visit we will bring our boat heh heh

October 27, 2006 7:01 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh how wonderful that you live so near such a delightful spot!! I would be down there taking walks every day:-) Love all the pictures, the area looks so beautiful!!

October 27, 2006 9:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, great post and pictures, Yarra is lookin' good, glad they left those trees and the fallen ones in the lake, that's where the Murray Cod breed and live.

October 27, 2006 12:21 pm  
Blogger Cazz said...

Hey mum,

Thought I'd see pics of the great skiing adventures, but nice and informative post.


October 27, 2006 1:01 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jen -- That is a nice walk. I think you need a dog to take with you. Adi and I have great walks.
Men was good, a little bit real (maybe).
Mrs. Jim would die for orchids like yours. She tries but they only bloom once for her. Except the plastic one.

BTW, I'm back now. If you like roses, read Billy's last post about his Dad's.

October 27, 2006 2:21 pm  
Blogger Gazza said...

hi mum, It's really good to see you up and about. (hows your Back holding out?).. I see the weather up there is still ordinary. Grrrr!! Great pics, its a bit difficult to make out the traffic bridge in the photo. Never the less a great post. I think your grandaughters are heading your way soon...

got a laugh out of Jims comment about walking the dog. Is that dog of yours (clayton) still having trouble making it to the front gate?..Although he does move pretty fast to get to his food bowl.. LMAO... Or is he back on one of its many diets?? You should post a picture of him.. You shouldn't have any problems getting him to stay still while taking the

October 27, 2006 8:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What A beautiful Place, your photos are terrific. A great post all round. Cheers Margaret

October 27, 2006 11:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan ~ Great post and great photos.
How lucky you are to live in that lovely area. I hear about Lake Mulwala on the news but had no idea it was so huge.
Better keep that quiet or they will pipe the water to Ballarat. Thanks for your comments on my post.Poor little baby had a struggle to survive, but she did.Take care Jan. Have you got a bad back? I always have, but the last week I can hardly move without pain. But we will both survive.Love,Merle.

October 28, 2006 12:11 am  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Looks like fun! ~ jb///

October 28, 2006 6:56 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

It looks like if you live in a wonderful place ! Holidays forever ? I like history of places and countries. Makes me learn everyday a little more. What you wrote was very interesting. It's a shame what our ancestors did with woods and now we have to built them up again for our own health.
Thanks for your comment. Isn't it nice to sleep with a cat? it's so warm and soft and the little motor purrs.

October 28, 2006 3:31 pm  
Blogger LittleJen said...

Hi mum,

good post, what about those big waterslides we had hours of fun on.

And Gary should talk.. poor clayton, ruby is a great watchdog..LOL

Luv Jo

p.s. i havent had a chance to update my blog but will soon when i have something to report

October 28, 2006 3:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just nuts about the
G'day G'day song you have posted.
I have sent it to all my good buddies. and it sings in my head all day. So HAPPY!

October 29, 2006 12:19 am  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Nice photos and happy song all the way from Australia! G"day from Canada! :)
Thankyou for visiting me and your kind words!{{{Hurray on OUR recoveries!!}}}NG

October 29, 2006 9:05 am  
Blogger Tanya said...

I didn't realise this is where you live. I remember a family holiday I had once as a child to Yarrawonga/Mulwala. Actually, I remember very little of it. But I do remember loving to look out at the lake at the remains of the red gums.

October 29, 2006 11:32 am  
Blogger roybe said...

Hi Jeanette, It really is beautiful countryside, I used to rep in northern Victoria when we lived in Melbourne and I used to call in at Cobram. The River red gums and the Murray river are so picturesque. Thanks for dropping by my blog by the way.

October 29, 2006 4:38 pm  
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October 29, 2006 10:44 pm  
Blogger Gazza said...

Hey Scruff dont you pick on Ruby.. Just because the kids can pull her lips up over her head without fear or retribution...

I would stay clear of talking about dogs if I were you....... Oh! and pets, where is Zoe's cage mate??? At least dogs will bark when they dont get fed...LOL

P.S. When birds fall off the pirch its way too late to feed them... LMAO

P.S.S. At least Colin can cook for himself if you forget to feed him...

October 29, 2006 10:47 pm  
Blogger Meow said...

Aaawwww, Jen, you are making me itch to get back to Yarrawonga. It has always held a spot in my heart. We spent many years camping up there, altough about 25 kms out toward Cobram, but went shopping regularly in Yarrawonga. Beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

October 30, 2006 11:10 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Very pretty place! The pictures are great.


November 02, 2006 12:30 am  

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