Upper Murray Shire

Upper Murray shire (1920-94) was situated in north-east Victoria, occupying alpine slopes, hills and high valleys west of where the Murray River joins the straight line boundary between Victoria and New South Wales. The main town, and the shire’s administrative centre, was Corryong. The name was descriptive of the area, as it adjoined the upper reaches of the Murray River. The river was named in 1830 after Sir George Murray, the English Secretary of State for Colonies.

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