The town of Gundagai, known for the dog on the tuckerbox in Australian folklore, is situated in NSW on the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mt Parnassus, 387 km south-west of Sydney. It is located just off the Hume Highway about halfway between Yass and Holbrook. Those traveling between Melbourne to Sydney or Canberra pass through it and stop for a snack at the cafe or to fuel-up just down the road. Georgina recently passed through Gundagai. The historic now meets the modern with some new vehicle “tuckerboxes” which Georgina snapped a photo of. The Tesla company, known for producing electric vehicles has installed some charging stations at Gundagai. It’s a new spin on the famous Australian song about the tuckerbox five miles from Gundagai.
Freemasonry started in Gundagai in 1866. In the exact same
years as Gipps Street was built, Gundagai Lodge built the Art Deco Style Gundagai
Theatre, erected in 1928/9 with the Temple at the rear. The Theatre is now an
antique and vintage clothing store. Sold several times, Masons retain a lease
over the lodge area.
Gundagai United # 25 meets behind the old Theatre at Gundagai, Cnr Sheridan & Kitchener Streets every 2nd Tuesday. Find their details on the web.
There's a track winding back
Where the gum trees are growin'
Oh my mother and daddy are waitin' for me