Out of this world
FORTY nine years ago last Friday, the sleepy Goulburn River town of Murchison was worldwide news.
All because a meteorite picked the town as its earthly landing spot.
Dubbed the Murchison Meteorite, it was famous because of its size — it was estimated to weigh 100kg. Pieces of the meteorite were found over 13 square kilometres, with a lot of these pieces recovered in the town area.
A piece of the meteorite will be on display at the Murchison Historical Society for a week from Sunday, October 7 from 11am to 2pm during History Week celebrations.