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What does The Man from Snowy River Tourist Association Do?

The Man from Snowy River Tourist Association (MFSR TA) was formed to support, promote and encourage tourism in the Upper Murray.

  • In 2011 MFSR TA had 27 members. In 2019 our membership had grown to 74. This growth is an indicator of the increasing importance of tourism to our community. Our 2019 committee has 15 members working together to achieve our aims.
  • In 2018 the MFSR TA joined in a partnership with Marketing Upper Murray (Upper Murray Inc) and Towong Shire. We all look forward to this partnership helping to foster tourism in the Upper Murray.
  • MFSR TA committee members are represented on other community committees. For example The Great River Road Reference Group, Upper Murray Inc., Upper Murray Business Inc., Corryong Neighbourhood Centre.
  • MFSR TA regularly liaises with Towong Shire on tourism related matters. A representative of Towong Shire attends our monthly committee meetings to enable this dialogue to occur.
  • Our partnership with the Marketing Upper Murray program include committee representation, production of the Upper Murray Business and Tourism Guide and production of an A3 Upper Murray Map. These publications are available from Corryong Visitor Information Centre and are distributed widely across north-east Victoria, southern New South Wales and Australia.
  • Many MFSR TA committee members volunteer at the Corryong Visitor Information Centre (VIC). Along with other community volunteers we endeavour to keep the doors of Corryong VIC open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. (VIC is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.)
  • MFSR TA uses funds to produce and purchase quality souvenirs and merchandise for the Corryong Visitor Information Centre. The profits from the sales at Corryong VIC are used to fund our various projects.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2011

    • Support for Corryong Visitor Information Centre volunteers
    • Fund raising and sale of pavers to raise money for a Statue of The Man from Snowy River.
    • Support for the sealing of the Corryong-Benambra Rd
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    2012

    • Planning for installation of Jack Riley plaque at Tom Groggin.
    • Consultations with Towong Shire about the building of a new Visitor Information Centre at Corryong.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2013

    • Development and publishing of Upper Murray Tourism Website and Facebook pages. The continued update and development of these is one of the MFSR TA's ongoing projects.
    • Installation of a plaque at Jack Riley’s Hut site, Tom Groggin
    • Support for the Corryong 2030 project.
    • Development of visitor information brochures - "Jack Riley" and "Two Foot Tour of Corryong". These are distributed through the Corryong Visitor Information Centre.
    • Setting up a “homestay” system for accommodation during The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival. (This project was handed over the the Corryong Neighbourhood Centre in 2015.)
    • Donation towards Corryong Traders Christmas decorations.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2014

    • Development and publication of a detailed 4WD Map “The Beautiful Upper Murray”. This is now on sale at Corryong VIC and across many other retail outlets in north-east Victoria, and southern NSW.
    • Installation of 2 plaques at Tom Groggin – grave of 12 year old girl and Tom Groggin original homestead site.
    • Development and printing of a Visitors Guide to the Upper Murray – map and points of interest.
    • Development visitor information brochure - travel guide for Corryong to Thredbo via the Alpine Way.
    • Donation towards the Upper Murray Challenge.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2015

    • Publication of updated MFSR Visitors Guide to the Upper Murray.
    • Development of a visitor information brochure – The Source of the Murray
    • Production of an audio recording of The Man from Snowy River Poem and the installation of this next the MFSR statue in Corryong.
    • Installation of a memorial plaque for Arch Whitehead in the RSL Memorial Garden, Corryong.
    • Production and installation of an Australia Day Honour Board at Corryong Memorial hall. This is an ongoing project where the names are updated each year.
    • Production of a photographic montage display for display on the TV screen at Corryong Visitor Information Centre.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2016

    • Negotiations with Towong Shire on the beautification of Corryong via Hanson St streetscape improvemnts.
    • Production and installation (with supporting funding from Corryong Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Corryong) of 4 planter boxes in the shopping precinct.
    • Provision of labour and funding for plants to plant out the planter boxes as well as the 2 roundabouts with seasonal flowers. The biannual replanting of these is an ongoing project supported by the MFSR TA.
    • Commisioning and installation of a statue of Horrie. This was unveiled on Anzac Day 2016.
    • Installation of a plaque near the chainsaw statue to honour Upper Murray soldiers.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2017

    • Participation by committee members in the Great River Road Reference Group committee and subcommittees (GRR).
    • Donation towards the upgrade of Corryong Airport.
    • Installation of a steel window with a mountain image and a line from the Man from Snowy River poem in the old brick wall in Corryong's Jack Riley Arcade.
    • Setting up of a new Point of Sale (POS) system for the Corryong VIC. This includes an electronic catalogue of items and barcode scanning linked to eftpos and cash payment. This is an ongoing project designed to simplify and enhance accurate record keeping of merchandise sales.
    • Contribution towards the cost of supplying all Corryong Visitor Information Centre volunteers with winter uniform vests.
    • Subsidy for Corryong VIC volunteers to attend the North East Tourism forum.
    • Financial support of local business to become involved in the High Country Harvest festival.
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    2018

    • Commissioning of an artist to produce a mural for the back wall of the Attree Park Sound Shell.
    • Continued participation and representation on the Great River Road Reference Group committee and subcommittees.
    • Participation in the Upper Murray Brand Steering Group (UMBSG) and the implementation of the Upper Murray 2030 plan.
    • Commissioning of a Spring advertising feature about the Upper Murray in Caravanning Australia magazine.
    • Investigation in the production of a series of videos to promote the Upper Murray.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    2019

    • Continued participation and representation on the Great River Road Reference Group committee and subcommittees.
    • Continued participation in the Marketing Upper Murray program (in partnership with Upper Murray Inc. (UMI) and Towong Shire) and the implementation of the Upper Murray 2030 plan.
    • Commissioning of the production of videos to promote the Upper Murray. "Upper Murray Winter" was launched on Facebook and You Tube in June 2019.
    • Consultation with Towong Shire about the redevelopment of Riley’s Arcade.
    • Sponsorship of a woodchop demonstration or event for the 2019 Corryong Show.
  • Aug 21, 2019

    Future projects

    • Development and installation of interpretative signs in the bricked up windows of the Corryong Memorial Hall.
    • Flags for Hanson St Flagpoles
    • Corryong wetlands
    • Advocating for upgrades of Corryong Benambra and Brindabella Rds
    • Installation of interpretative signage at Jack Riley’s Hut - Tom Groggin walking track.
    • Installation of concrete bridge on the High Country Rail Trail near the Needles
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