Mooroopna History Walk

7 Midland Highway, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia

Mooroopna History Walk

7 Midland Highway, Mooroopna VIC 3629, Australia
25 m
2 km
Easy

Summary

This walking tour of Mooroopna will give you a chance to view a number of historical sites.

Mooroopna History Walk

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Description

Mixture of gravel paths, designated footpaths and road shoulders with a few road crossings, Be careful on uneven paths. To avoid the gravel path begin the walk at the Mooroopna War Memorial. Terrain is flat with small undulation to the gardens.

1266 Views

Points of Interest

1. Chinamans Garden reserve

Ah Wong, a Chinese migrant, set up a market garden on this site in 1877 and supplied vegetables to the district.

2. Mooroopna War Memorial

Dedicated April 1928, construction cost 1000.

3. Post Office

Mooroopnas first standalone Post Office 1884-1921, was moved due to the erosion of the river bank.

4. Kialla Bridge

Build in 1877. Originally had a drawbridge in the centre to allow steamers to reach the wharf.

5. Mechanics Hall

Built in 1906.

6. Royal Mail Hotel

Built in 1877.

7. Flour Mill

Built in 1872. Mooroopnas oldest continuous industry, (now home to Ridleys Agricultural products).

8. McLennans home 1910

Home of Reuben McLennan, original owner of the flour mill and namesake of McLennan Street.

9. Punt Crossing on the Goulburn River 1875-1877

Further upstream when the river is low enough, you can see the remains of The Wharf, C1877.

10. SPCA  Ardmona Plant

Began processing in 1921 as a processor of delicious fruits. Manufacturing still continues at this site but is in limited capacity.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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