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The Log, Old Mill Park


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In 1992, a huge log was transported from Hinchliffs Bends (Hinchies) on the Murray River to the Old Mill Park by the Mulwala Progress Association and N.S.W. Forestry Commission to commemorate the King and Jones Families and the Redgum Sawmill.

The log had been felled some years earlier by Angus “Joker” Nicholson and left behind due to the flooded river. The logs supporting the huge log were transported by local Sleeper Cutter Peter Brennan with the support of Vern Knuckey of Mulwala.

The original “Mr Cairnes” saw mill was built in 1887. Later it became “King & Jones” Saw Mill and remained open until the 1960’s. After a massive windstorm blew sawdust into the lake, the EPA eventually closed the sawmill.

The mill was located about 100 metres south of Lake Edge Resort, being near a lagoon, this gave easy access to P.S. Pilot Paddleboat and barge towing red gum logs to the mill. Many red gum droppers and pine trees were milled there for railway stoppers and fencing purposes.

The completion of the Yarrawonga Weir in 1939 ended the passage of river craft in Yarrawonga Mulwala.