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             Visit to St.Arnaud Philatelic Society

St.Arnaud is a lovely old heritage town on the edge of the Wimmera and exactly 110KM's West of Bendigo.
It was like Bendigo a gold mining area and in it's infancy was known as "New Bendigo"
As the gold declined it became a service area for the East Wimmera farmers and the local railhead for wheat shipments.
In the 1940's it was a large sawmilling area with firewood being cut and transported to Melbourne by train.
The town has declined in size over the years but still presents as a lovely area with many large buildings of the late 19th and early 20th century.
There is a small but very active Philatelic Society here and all  Bendigo Philatelic Society members enjoy their annual visit.

2017 visit photograph combined group St.Arnaud and Bendigo members.
To maintain our contact in 2018 St.Arnaud members visited our daytime meeting in Bendigo.

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