His­tory Hour at Fed­er­a­tion Mu­seum

The Free Press (Corowa) - - ON THE LAND -

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.

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