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April A-Z Challenge: Y is for Yarrawonga

April 29, 2015

YY is for YARRAWONGA, Victoria, Australia. Yarrawonga is situated in northern Victoria, on the border of New South Wales.

I have a connection to Yarrawonga due to my TAYLOR family, who farmed land at Bundalong, just outside Yarrawonga, in the 19th Century. The Taylor’s are a large family, with each family of each generation, having many children. Eventually many of them settled off the land, in the town of Yarrawonga.

Mavis Taylor who really put her mark on the world in her later years is probably the best known of the Taylor family. The following Wikipedia entry probably best explains how Mavis spent the later years of her life:

“She started collecting and sending household items to East Timor after seeing violence during the difficult period of move to independence.  By 2004 she had personally organised 21 shipping containers  of practical aid, including stock from her own business and had set up 23 sewing centres providing employment for East Timorese with major funding she provided”. – Wikipedia

https://i2.wp.com/www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2007/03/17/18TAYLOR_narrowweb__300x358,0.jpg

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2 Comments
  1. Jeanette walker permalink

    Love all your posts

    • Great to hear from you Jeanette. I thought we had lost contact, didn’t realise you were following the blog. Would love to catch up if ever you’re in Bendigo

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