It was agitation in the border district and centred in Corowa, which after the depression of the 1880s rekindled interest in Federation.
The intense dislike of the customs duties was the main motivating force in the organisation of the 1893 Corowa Federation Conference.
In 1895, the premier's conference acted upon proposals put at the Corowa Conference and on January 1, 1901 the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed and Corowa proudly claims the title of the 'Birthplace of Federation'.
Since September 2009 the new company known as Corowa Whisky and Chocolate has been open for business and it is gratifying to see visitor numbers increasing.
A confectionary sales area has been established in the main brick building where visitors can gaze at the 20 meter high roof surrounded by walls that are solid brick and half a meter thick. A Café and Coffee Shop serving the finest beverages, devonshires and light meals is through the first door.
The original engine room that once housed...
Corowa Shire is steeped in history, playing a significant role in the 1901 Federation of Australia. The self-guided walking tour around the historic buildings within Corowa tells the story of the Birthplace of Federation; including where the original conference was held to put into place the proposal that started the wheels in motion to declare Australia a Federation.
A self-guided historical map is available from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre and gives you the history of the beautiful ...
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Mulwala in M V Paradise Queen, the all weather luxury cruise boat.
It is a double storey vessel with an enclosed area on both decks. Kids enjoy the thrill of boom-netting. Features include a fully licensed bar and toilets on board. Easy access for wheel chaired and disabled passengers
Departs Yarrawonga Foreshore, Services Club and Mulwala Water Ski Club (Melbourne Street, Mulwala)