This is a coach tour which will suit most people as there is limited walking involved.
Join us on our day tour to Adaminaby, a town that was drowned and then revived 11 kilometres away to make way for Australia’s largest reservoir, Lake Eucumbene.Find out how the Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme affected the lives of the people in the old Adaminaby township and surrounding properties and then enjoy being guided around the current township to see what traces of Old Adaminaby heritage remain.
You will also be taken on a scenic drive to the wealthiest property in the district, Bolaro Station where you will glimpse the historic homestead through the magnificent mature trees and pasture surrounds.
Not only has Bolaro a rich pastoral and grazing history but it has a literary history as well. Australian literary figures including Banjo Paterson, Barcroft Boake and Patrick White found here inspiration in the unique landscape and people of the high country. Their works have provoked controversy but also created myths and legends, the major one being who really is the inspiration for ‘The Man From Snowy River’.
Local historian Neville Locker, a sixth generation resident of Adaminaby, will provide us with insights and stories from his life’s experience and personal collection of memorabilia.
Come and be inspired by the courage and fortitude of the people who pioneered European settlement in this challenging and rugged environment.
Lunch will be provided by the local Red Cross.
Members: $100 Non-members: $110
Pickup at Angas St, Ainslie at 7.30am and behind the Deakin shops at 7.45am