Murtoa Progress Association News

March 19, 2014

New Showyards footy lights erected

Last Thursday a crew from Horsham electrical contractors and three cranes converged on the Murtoa showyards and erected the new lights which will enable night football games as well as other evening activities to take place in the future. The four 25 metre light poles(over 80 foot imperial) with a bank of five lamps atop...

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February 7, 2014

Launch of unique Murtoa poetry collection

A collection of poems written by former Murtoa resident Noel Hays was officially launched by Yarriambiack Shire Councilor Cr Ray Kingston on Wednesday, February 5, in the Mechanics Hall Supper Rooms. The poems, some of which feature regularly in the Murtoa and District Advertiser, capture the spirit of the Murtoa community where Noel lived as...

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February 3, 2014

Lake Marma to Get Major Revitalisation

                                    Last Sunday, January 26, Murtoa residents assembled at the Murtoa Angling Club rooms to hear local member and Minister  for  Water, Peter Walsh, announce “the Victorian Government was investing  $140,000 to develop Lake Marma as an important...

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January 11, 2014


The committee of the Murtoa Progress Association recently inspected Rabl Park and identified a number of issues which require attention.Some issues of concern are; Walking track :- Current walking track unidentifiable in places and has not been completed BBQ area:- – Lights not working – Area where previous BBQ installed needs cleaning up – General...

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January 11, 2014

Dunmunkle Standard on TROVE

The State Library of Victoria have advised that the 125 editions of the Dunmunkle Standard from 1914 -1918 have been digitised and uploaded to TROVE. TROVE is an national repository of digitised content run by the National Library of Australia. Trove focuses on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide. It is a...

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December 6, 2013


At the November Murtoa Progress meeting it was reported that: Funding is still being sought to enable the installation of a disabled ramp at the post office; the caravan park dump point unit has arrived and Progress will now organise its installation; V-Line has agreed to the relocation of the bus stop from outside the...

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October 22, 2013

Vale George Caris

  Murtoa was saddened last week to learn of the sudden death of a former resident for over sixty years, George Caris. George and his wife Ellinor came to the town in the 1950s, when he was appointed coach of the Murtoa Football Club. He had played league football with South Melbourne.As well as being...

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October 9, 2013

Murtoa’s Big Weekend Survey

Murtoa’s Big Weekend – Survey Did you attend this years Big weekend – if so take this easy 10 question survey and let us know what you think. Click on the link below and complete the survey now;

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October 8, 2013

Big Weekend Pictures from the Stick Shed

Cars blocked the access road all weekend Crazy Daniel hams it up in the Stick Shed Harpist Elsbeth Ampt plays to the crowd in the Stick Shed Well known Academic Marcia Langdon with Leigh Hammerton

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