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Corryong  Victoria

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Deep in Snowy Mountains country near the source of the mighty Murray River, Corryong can lay claim to an integral part of Australian folklore through one of its finest sons in Jack Riley.

Riley, who was buried in the local cemetery after his death in 1914, was the fearless stockman on whose daring deeds in the saddle Banjo Patterson is said to have based his most famous poem, The Man from Snowy River.

To give credence to the link, the local dignitaries named the town’s museum in the original shire council offices after the poem.

The museum is in Hanson Street, which was once surfaced with tailings from the Mt Elliot gold mine, and features a ski collection dating back to 1870s and a miniature of Jack Riley's hut.

Corryong is set in a spectacular landscape dominated by towering peaks, granite outcrops and ridges which nature has decorated with Murray pines.

Local streams are renowned for their challenging fishing while one of the dams in the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric system is within comfortable distance.






 

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