Murtoa Progress Association News

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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August 11, 2014

Plan to restore railway station

  Richard Parker who is originally from Murtoa, and a railway buff, has put a suggestion to the Murtoa Historical Society, to restore the Murtoa railway station into a railway museum. A recent meeting of members of the Historical Society and a number of former railway employees and railway enthusiasts heard Mr Parker outline his...

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July 27, 2014

Big Weekend plans almost finalised

Murtoa’s Big Weekend is on again this Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October. Planning for the Big Weekend commenced in March and the committee have been working hard to ensure that this year’s festival will be even better than those of previous years. The Big Weekend will commence with the Friday A &...

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July 20, 2014

Extra Murtoa race meeting in August

The news that Murtoa Racing has picked up a meeting from Warrnambool was well received by the hard working committee of the club. The meeting, originally scheduled for Ballarat but transferred to Warrnambool due to the ongoing issues with the Ballarat track surface, is now to be held at Murtoa on Saturday August9th.Warrnambool’s track surface...

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