History Hour at Federation Museum
As far back as the early 1900s Stock and Station Agents, Walter L Taylor and Co, made the comment that “we are strongly in favour of the erection of saleyards in Corowa under the control of the Municipal Council and consider the present lack of them is detrimental to the interests of every stock owner in this district. Until common saleyards are built, no market of any importance can be established….”
Such saleyards were eventually built and have become the fourth largest sheep and lamb livestock exchange in NSW attracting agents, farmers and members of the public. What is their relevance to the town? Can anyone other than the stock owner and agents benefit from the presence of these stock yards in Corowa?
Keith Barber, a retired farmer, the last shire president and first mayor of Corowa Shire Council and a past member of the Sale Yards Committee has definite views on this subject and will be sharing them with his audience at the History Hour in the Federation Museum on Thursday, November 16, beginning at 2pm.
Come along and hear about a facility in Corowa to which you may not have previously given much thought.
Everyone is welcome to this free event which includes a cup of tea/coffee and Anzac biscuits, as well as a wander around the museum if you so desire.
The Corowa Saleyards will be the topic of discussion at the next History Hour on November 16.