History of Albury/Wodonga’s (District) Settlement

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Hume and Hovel arrive at Murray River and named it Hume River.

january 1824 - february 1824

William Wyse founds the first cattle run at Mungabareena Station

february 1835 - april 1835

Thomas Townsend made the first ever town map of Albury

february 1838 - april 1838

Migrants named Schubach, Frauenfelder and Rau and planted the first vineyards

february 1851 - april 1851

Wodonga Township began with the first police station

february 1854 - april 1854

Sisters of Mercy arrived and began teaching the girls of Albury/Wodonga.

april 1868 - may 1868

Wodonga Shire created the Yackandandah Shire.

february 1876 - april 1876

The number of houses in Albury moved to 1000

february 1890 - april 1890

Albury population approaching 15,000 so it was announced as a growing city.

april 1946 - may 1946

Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre opened for migrants

april 1947 - may 1947

Albury and Wodonga’s combined population reaches 36,000.

may 1966 - june 1966

AWDC housing estate was developed at St Johns Hill in Thurgoona.

april 1978 - may 1978

Charles Sturt University established giving more reason to come to Albury.

may 1989 - june 1989

The council mergers tripledin size of Albury to more than 300 square km's

january 2004 - february 2004