Sitting alongside the Murray River, on the NSW side is Albury, across the Murray is Victoria and Wodonga. The twin towns are usually referred to as ‘Albury-Wodonga’.
Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Wodonga was originally called ‘Bungambrewatah’, a word meaning ‘the crossing place’ in the language of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Wiradjuri people. Over thousands of years, the nomadic Aborigines from the high country celebrated springtime at Mungabareena.
Albury is a country town with friendly locals and many buildings from the nineteenth century; the Courthouse, the post office, the old telegraph office the CML building, with a clock tower rising five stories and curved copper clad roof contrast with buildings from the mid twentieth century and stark modern buildings. Albury has an impressive collection of works by Sir Russell Drysdale, a former resident.