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Local Towns
Wangaratta

PLACES TO STAY

PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

WINERIES


WANGARATTA DEMOGRAPHIC/TOWN PROFILE
Founded on gold in 1852, the town was originally known as May Day Hills, so named by Lt.-Governor Charles La Trobe on 1 May 1852. The rush of hopefuls seeking their fortunes transformed a quiet rocky outcrop into a bustling, sometimes lawless gold town. The wild goldfields saw characters such as Robert O'Hara Burke, of Burke and Wills fame, providing policework to the community. Later other well-known characters including Ned Kelly and Harry Power roamed Beechworth streets. As the gold declined major institutions including three hospitals and a gaol flourished.

MAP TO AMENITIES
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For more information visit:
www.visitwangaratta.com.au
Wangaratta Info centre:
1800 801 065
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