On the Way to Melbourne, December 2015

29 Dec

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On Monday, the 28th of December, we left Dapto with Martin to drive to Melbourne. We stopped at Yackandandah, where we had lunch in a cafe. I had a vegetarian pastie and enjoyed it very much.

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This is where we parked our car.

This is where we parked our car.

We had some refreshing beer after lunch.

We had some refreshing beer after lunch.

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What a beautiful bike! On three wheels, that's the way to go.

What a beautiful bike!
On three wheels, that’s the way to go.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yackandandah

Yackandandah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yackandandah
Victoria
YackandandahMainStreet.JPG
High Street, recorded on the Register of the National Estate
Yackandandah is located in Shire of Indigo YackandandahYackandandah
Coordinates 36°18′47″S 146°50′21″ECoordinates: 36°18′47″S 146°50′21″E
Population 663 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3749
Location
313 km (194 mi) NE of Melbourne
28 km (17 mi) S of Wodonga
22 km (14 mi) E of Beechworth
LGA(s) Shire of Indigo

Yackandandah /ˈjækəndændə/ is a small tourist town in northeast Victoria, Australia. It is near the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury, and is close to the tourist town of Beechworth. At the 2006 census, Yackandandah had a population of 663.

Here is a bit more from Wikipedia:

History

“It is a former gold mining centre known for its alluvial wet mining techniques. Yackandandah Post Office opened on 13 June 1856. Another office nearby, Yackandandah Junction, opened in 1872 but closed in 1885.[2]

In his local book, O’Brien (p. 22) quotes an old poem published in the Melbourne Punch, 11 June 1857, titled, “The Lass of Yackandandah”.

“Let poets sing of English girls,
Their beauty and their candour;
Give me a sweeter nymph than all, –
The lass of Yackandandah.”

“She draws a cork with such an air,
No mortal can withstand her;
She turns a tap, and turns our heads, –
The lass of Yackandandah.”

— O’Brien, The Lass of Yackandandaha goldfield beauty

Today

The area is now predominantly a dairy farming and forestry region, and has numerous bed and breakfast lodges which allow its many visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the district’s forest and mountains.

The town is affectionately known as “Yack”, though in more recent times it has increasingly been referred to as “the ‘dandah” by its younger residents.

The commercial centre of the town, known as the Yackandandah Conservation Area, is recorded on the Register of the National Estate.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Yackandandah Golf Club on Racecourse Road

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2 Responses to “On the Way to Melbourne, December 2015”

  1. giselzitrone December 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm #


    Einen schönen Dienstag wünsche ich dir liebe Ute ein Interessanter Beitrag ich wünsche dir für das Jahr 2016 alles liebe und gute Gesundheit und Glück liebe Grüße und Umarmung Gislinde

    • auntyuta December 30, 2015 at 5:41 am #

      Ich wünsche die auch alles Gute für das Jahr 2016, liebe Gislinde, vor allem gute Gesundheit! Ganz liebe Grüsse und eine Umarmung von Uta. 🙂

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