The Corowa Shire, formed under the Local Government Act, was gazetted on the 10th of June 1955, with the amalgamation of the NSW Municipality of Corowa and the Shire of Coreen.
The Municipality of Corowa was gazetted on 19 June 1903 and the Shire of Coreen was gazetted on the 16th of May 1906. The Shire of Coreen included the township of Mulwala and the surrounding districts of Balldale, Buraja, Coreen, Daysdale, Lowesdale, Hopefield, Rennie, Savernake and Warragoon.
The region is steeped in history, playing a significant role in the 1901 Federation of Australia, boasting a historical ‘man-made' lake vital to the irrigation of the Riverina Murray area and seeing the attempt of several overland services.
For more information on the History of Corowa & the Shire please visit the Corowa Federation Museum or contact Mr Allan Handberg ph: (02) 6033 4041. Alternatively, visit the Mulwala Pioneer Museum at 151 Melbourne Street, Mulwala or contact them on (03) 5744 1402.
Please refer to the fact sheet below for more detail about the History of the Corowa Shire.History Fact Sheet (25 KB)