community organisations    
  Newry Football Club
Newry Golf Club
Newry Macalister Landcare Group
Newry Playgroup Inc
Newry Recreation Reserve Committee
Upper Maffra Mechanics Institute & Newry Hall
Newry Tennis & Parklands
St Ita's Catholic Church

5145 1340
5145 1364
5142 3474
5145 1001
5145 1221
5145 1513
5145 1322
5147 1921
  commercial & public services    
  Newry Automotive
Newry Contractors & Plant Hire
Newry Hotel
Newry Post Office & General Store
Philip Maskrey - Justice of the Peace (No 8979)
McNally's Family Butchery

5145 1052
5145 1316
5145 1312      email
5145 1359
0408 174 313
5145 1326
    Newry, on the Gippsland Plains Country Road
  Please note: the above list has been compiled from sources available to the general public; if you would like to include more detail about your business or organisation, please see Leanne at the General Store.

Notice Board
This is the place to list your coming events or provide other information for the community. 
Items for inclusion may be left at the General Store, which is again open for business.

The second flood - Sunday/Monday 4th & 5th November, 2007

     This time we had just an "ordinary" flood, not a "once-in-100-years" version.  The worst part was that the peak came through in the middle of the night, making it impossible to tell just how serious it was going to be.  Although Newry Creek filled, the town itself escaped.  Thanks to plenty of warning, those who wanted to leave had time to do so.

     Comparison with the picture below gives some idea of the difference this time.

The big flood - Thursday 28th June, 2007

     The people of Newry sincerely thank everyone who has contacted us asking about our safety and welfare.  We are still in a state of shock as you can imagine but every good wish assures us that we are not alone.

     The village was built along the banks of a creek which had over centuries cut down deeply into the plains.  At the time it must have seemed a good idea as it would have ensured a regular water supply for the houses and businesses perched along the banks.  Ironically it is this creek which became our nightmare.  Literally within a few minutes it filled and overflowed the banks, sending walls of water through the main street.  Surrounding farms became flooded more slowly but just as certainly as the Macalister River overflowed and covered much of the surrounding area.

     The big evacuation took place on Thursday afternoon and evening - the sky was full of helicopters: TV, Police, rescue services.  The village was pretty much isolated on Friday as road access was severely limited, but the major clean-up went into full swing on Saturday with the SES and lots of other services looking after the town itself, cattle trucks shifting stock to safer land and farmers being helped by relatives and friends.

     This is what it looked like Thursday lunch-time right across the farming flats.  It was very much worse in the town.





The Bellbird Corner Coffin Trees and Eliza Amey's Grave
Memorial plaques were unveiled on Sunday 22nd April.  For photos, click here

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