Sky-scraping wheat silos standing guard over Tungamah testify to the traditional dependence of this north-eastern corner of Victoria on the golden grain. As the fates will have it, dairy and beef cattle and sheep graze these days alongside the fields of wheat and other cereal crops. Set on Boosey Creek, Tungamah retains much of its original character through the preservation of a number of buildings constructed at the tail end of the 19th century. The heritage buildings include Presbyterian, Catholic and Anglican churches, the former Colonial Bank, Masonic Hall, Phillips and Costigans general stores, a quaint log hut behind the Memorial Hall and the two-storeyed, verandahed Tungamah Hotel where a succession of publicans have been pulling beer since 1891. The town and former shire take their name from the local Aboriginal word for the brush turkey. Now part of the Moira Shire, Tungamah is just 30km south of Yarrawonga and the Murray River.