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Timeline Albury

25,000 to 40,000 years ago: Aboriginal settlement begins

1824 Hume & Hovell’s party arrives at Murray River and marks trees

1836 First white settler, Robert Brown, an Irishman, opens a store

1838 Albury mapped by Thomas Townsend

1840 Brown’s Hume Inn opened in Wodonga Place

1850 Albury Public School starts at Dean and Kiewa Street

1855 Paddlesteamer Albury arrives from South Australia

1856 First bank (Bank of NSW) and newspaper (Border Post) established

1859 Albury municipality proclaimed, first town council

1861 Union Bridge replaces punt ferry over the Murray River

1873 North Eastern Railway reaches Wodonga

1880 Albury linked to Sydney by rail (extended to Wodonga 1883)

1886 Waterworks provides first piped water

1916 Municipal electricity undertaking established

1924 Amalgamated Textiles (Later Macquarie Textiles) starts operations

1927 Regent Theatre opened

1930 Radio 2AY begins broadcasts (followed by 2CO in 1931)                                   

1934 KLM’s DC 2 ‘Uiver’ makes emergency landing at Albury Racecourse

1938 Aerodrome built east of Newmarket

1946 Albury achieves City status

1963 Albury tennis star Margaret Smith wins first Wimbledon title

1970 Borg Warner gearbox factory opened

1973 Albury-Wodonga declared a National Growth Centre

1979 Flying Fruit Fly Circus starts

1981 Regional Art Gallery opened

1989 Charles Sturt University established

1994 New Base Hospital and new Police station opened

2004 Hume Shire dissolved, Albury city extended to include parts of Hume Shire

2007 Hume Freeway and Harold Mair Bridge opened. LibraryMuseum opened

2008 Former Albury resident Lee Kernaghan named Australian of the Year

Further Information is available at AlburyCity LibraryMuseum in Kiewa Street.

There is also a downloadable timeline for students and researchers on the downloads page>