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A monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Murray Valley Development League, now called the Murray Darling Association.

In 1944, a Murray Valley Irrigation League meeting at Corowa adopted the name Murray Valley Development League for a proposed new development body. Over 300 delegates, including Dr H.V. Evatt, attend the founding conference of the Murray Valley Development League at Yarrawonga on 15 & 16 August 1944. The new league promoted inland development, decentralisation and encouraged communities to 'be conscious of their common heritage, the Murray River.'

 

Location

Address:Hunt & Lynch Streets, Yarrawonga Foreshore Reserve, Yarrawonga, 3730
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.007882
Long: 146.007178
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1944
Approx. Event End Date:1994

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 9th September, 1994
Front Inscription

This Cairn Commemorates The 50th Anniversary
Of The Murray Valley Development League,
Now The Murray Darling Association.

         1944 - 1994

50 Years Of Local Government
And The Community Caring For
The Murray Darling Basin

Unveiled On 9 September 1994
        By
Cr. MAX MOOR,
President Of The Murray Darling Association

Source: MA
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