On the road

I lived near the Murray Valley Highway. I remember seeing houses in sections going along the highway on big trucks. The Murray Valley Highway was really narrow and they seemed to take up all of the road. I knew they came from Tocumwal but I didn't know where they were going. We saw them frequently. It wasn't until many years later that I found out where their journeys ended.

Sylvia Glenndenning (contributed 1996)


1947-50 observed the Tocumwal houses being moved while on a vegetation survey of the Murray Valley (Grass Tree Association) with CWE (Ted) Moore - a CSIRO research program.

Eddie Dowling, Quinn Street, 1950-52 (contributed 1996)

Stories

•  On the road

•  Unloading in O'Connor

•  Who ever thought we'd get a Tocumwal house!

•  Owen Taverner - bricklayer - contract for 100 Tocumwal cottages in O'Connor

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The Tocumwal Archive was first developed by Mary Hutchison and Katherine Pepper with the support of
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