1976 Advertisement from The Border Mail.

Top 5 Historic Photos of Albury Wodonga

Our next show At The Hip explores the big dreams of Albury-Wodonga set against the backdrop of the Albury Wodonga Development Corporation and Whitlam’s Growth Experiment.

Our team have poured through the archives and found 5 images that highlight the development of Albury-Wodonga over the last 40 years.

5. This advertisement was placed in The Border Morning Mail. 


1976 advertisement in The Border Morning Mail. Image: Flickr

The Development Corporation hosted walking and bus tours throughout the twin cities to showcase the grand dream of a true cross-border growth centre.


4. The P.S. Cumberoona, exploring the Murray River.


P.S. Cumberoona on the Murray River. Image: Flickr


The P.S. Cumberoona was a Bicentennial project, allowing people to explore the mighty Murray River.

It launched in 1986 and after a number of years out of service, the Cumberoona relocated to Yarrawonga in 2015. Find out more here.


3. Paul Keating visits Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre.

Paul Keating visits Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Keating visits MDFRC. Image: Flickr

Celebrating 30 years this year, the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre was one of the shining examples of the thought leadership available in the region.

Find out more about MDFRC here.


 2. View from the Water Tower.

Wodonga's High Street

The view from Wodonga’s Water Tower on High Street, before the recent redevelopment. Image: Flickr

Wodonga’s High Street has changed greatly since the Development Corporation was founded. Recent redevelopments have opened up High St and activity has increased greatly.


1. Gough Whitlam attends launch of the Development Corporation.


Whitlam arrives at Growth Centre launch, 1973. Image: Stone Family in Australia

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam attended the launch of the Growth Centre at the Albury Travel Lodge in October, 1973.

Here he is pictured with Cr. Les Stone JP Mayor of the Rural City of Wodonga, Hon Tom Uren MP Federal Minister for Urban & Regional Development and Sir Robert Askin MP KCMG Premier of NSW.


Find out more about Albury-Wodonga and the Growth Experiment in HotHouse’s next show At The Hip, premiering at the Butter Factory Theatre 3 – 19 November, 2016. Book here.