Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Echuca Escape

Echuca is a border town on the banks of the Murray and Campaspe Rivers. Echuca is on the Victorian side of the Murray and it's border sister town in New South Wales is Moama. Situated 215km north of Melbourne and 796km South of Sydney Echuca has a population of around 13000. This trip to Echuca was a sheer indulgence few days. We stayed at Madison Spa Resort which is a very nice accommodation. Our room had a large spa bath, which I took plenty of advantage of and a glorious view of the Australian bush from the huge picture window. Seeing we were staying at a spa resort with a day spa I also felt it my duty to check out the day spa. So I just had to have an hour massage. Might I say it was heaven.  I have been to Echuca many times and each time I find something new. Prior to going I had read about the The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Farm Machinery Museum and thought it might be worth a visit. To both our surprise it was a lot more interesting attraction than we thought. The amount of stuff that was in this shed was totally amazing. There were thousands upon thousand of beer cans, bottles etc. But it wasn't all beer stuff. There was a huge diverse range of soft drink articles, sporting paraphernalia, war artifacts and general Aussie stuff. 
I would really recommend anyone visiting the area definitely checking 
"The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Farm Machinery" out. 
Our room at the Madison Spa Resort
The view from our large picture window

The beautiful Murray River

The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Farm Machinery Museum

A tiny portion of the cans

Dead Mans PennyThe Dead Man’s Penny is a commemorative medallion which was presented to the next-of-kin of the men and women who died during World War One. The bronze medallion features an image of Lady Britannia surrounded by two dolphins (representing Britain’s sea power) and a lion (representing Britain) standing over a defeated eagle (symbolising Germany). Around the outer edge of the medallion are the words ‘He died for freedom and honour’. Next to Lady Britannia is the deceased solider’s name, with no rank provided to show equality in their sacrifice. The Dead Man’s Penny was accompanied by a letter from King George V, stating ‘I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War’.

Old Tatura Police Cell - Circa 1880