Murtoa Progress Association News

March 19, 2015

Big Weekend planning begins

Planning for the 2015 Big Weekend will commence with the first meeting of the committee scheduled for next Wednesday evening 25th March. The committee is seeking additional volunteers to help plan for this year’s Big Weekend and interested persons are invited to attend the meeting at SLAAM in McDonald Street commencing at 7.30pm. Persons wishing...


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December 5, 2014

Murtoa’s Christmas Shopping Day – Sunday 12 December

Everything is falling into place for a busy, bargain-filled Christmas shopping day in Murtoa on Sunday, December 14. Through the generosity of sponsors, the children will enjoy free rides on a merry-go-round and jumping castle as well as free face-painting, fairy floss and icy poles and a lucky shopper will also go home with a...


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December 5, 2014

“The Dressmaker” shoots in Murtoa

A scene from the film The Dressmaker is scheduled to be filmed in McDonald Street outside Murtoa’s Furniture Store (Arthur Parish’s)  between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm next Friday 12th December with the Art Department dressing the street from 12.00 midday and all activity should be complete by 8.00 pm “The Dressmaker” is an Australian...


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October 1, 2014

National Heritage Listing for Marmalake/Murtoa Grain Store No1 (Stick Shed)

The Marmalake/Murtoa Grain Store, originally the No.1 Murtoa Shed, is located within the Murtoa Grain Terminal, adjacent to the grain elevator tower and railway line. The shed is 280m long, 60m wide and 19m high at the ridge with a capacity of 3.4 million bushels. The hipped corrugated iron roof of the shed is supported...


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September 29, 2014

Leading a cappella group Ginger and Tonic to perform at Murtoa’s Big Weekend

  A cappella girl group Ginger and Tonic enrapture audiences with their playful and original brand of cabaret/pop. In a single show, Emma, Jane, Carena and Laura will have their audience in hysterics during cheeky comedy numbers, and leave them breath taken with impeccable close-harmony ballads. In their four years together, Ginger and Tonic have...


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