Dis­cover our mil­i­tary his­tory across the re­gion

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Min­is­ter for Tourism and Min­is­ter for Vet­er­ans will of­fi­cially launch the ‘Dis­cover Mil­i­tary His­tory in the Heart of Victoria Tour­ing Route’ which has been proudly pro­duced by Goul­burn River Val­ley Tourism.

Min­is­ter Eren will showcase the brochure, a new pub­li­ca­tion which cre­ates an easy-to-fol­low route that al­lows vis­i­tors and res­i­dents to ex­plore the Heart of Victoria’s con­nec­tion with con­flict through­out the years.

The mil­i­tary route pro­vides the ul­ti­mate guide to dis­cov­er­ing the plethora of war his­tory through­out our his­tory in­clud­ing, Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Com­mem­o­ra­tive Walk, Aus­tralian Light Horse Me­mo­rial Park, RAAC Me­mo­rial and Army Tank Mu­seum, Ital­ian Os­sario, Calder Wood­burn Me­mo­rial Av­enue, Ger­man War Ceme­tery, Tatura Ir­ri­ga­tion & Wartime Camps Mu­seum, Be­nalla Avi­a­tion Mu­seum and the Euroa Hon­our­ing Our He­roes Me­mo­rial.

Com­ment­ing on the in­tro­duc­tion of the route, the ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Goul­burn River Val­ley Tourism Leanne Hulm said “Vis­i­tors to the Heart of Victoria are sur­prised by the wealth of mil­i­tary his­tory.

This pro­vided an enor­mous op­por­tu­nity for us to de­velop a great guide to fully in­form vis­i­tors about what the re­gion has to of­fer and al­low vis­i­tors to plan a week­end or road-trip around these at­trac­tions.”

The tour­ing route starts an hour out­side of Mel­bourne, in Sey­mour and takes vis­i­tors on a 334km round trip through Euroa, Be­nalla, Shepparton, Tatura, and Murchi­son. An ex­tended route takes vis­i­tors through Eil­don.

Some 10,000 copies of the Dis­cover Mil­i­tary His­tory in the Heart of Victoria Tour­ing Route will now be widely dis­trib­uted through visi­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tres, mu­se­ums and events across the re­gion, by coun­cils and other key dis­tri­bu­tion chan­nels.

Vis­i­tors can visit www.heartofvic­to­ria. com.au/mil­i­tary-his­tory for more in­for­ma­tion and our in­ter­ac­tive map.

The of­fi­cial launch will be held Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 30 at 3pm from the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Com­mem­o­ra­tive Walk, Emily Street Sey­mour.

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