Out of this world

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

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.

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