Thursday, January 03, 2008

Visit to Wodonga Part 1

These are the continuation of the pics I took on my first day in Wodonga [pls refer to this post].

Wodonga is a vibrant town surrounded by rolling hills and vast grassy plains.

View of the River from Noreuil Park, Albury.

Looks like this river isn't so safe after all.

A plaque on this rock describes the purpose of the park as follows :

"This park was named NOREUIL to commemorate the gallantry in action of the 11th Australian Field Artillery known to the citizens of Albury as the Albury battery at Noreuil, France - April 1917".

After Noreuil, we went to the Harold Mair bridge.

Harold Davide Mair was born in Albury in 1919. The former RAAF Officer represented the people of Albury on the City council from 1968 to 1978, which included 2 years as Mayor. He then became the State Member for Albury in the NSW Parliament unitl 1988. In this role, he is fondly remembered for his dedicated, strong and persistent representation of the citizens of Albury.

It is a really simple and beautiful bridge...

...& this is how wide the bridge really is.

The bridge looks down the main street all the way to the war memorial on the other end of Dean street.

Near to the Albury Hospital is a hill nicknamed the "Doctor's Lookout Point".

It has a nice view of Albury from the top.

En Ye (the doctor) was too eager to show us what this place is used for.



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