All Roads Lead To Tungamah!
Welcome to the town of Tungamah, once a bustling hive of industry but still a town with a rich sense of community, resilient in times of disaster and proud of a very strong heritage.
The establishment of the township of Tungamah in 1875 was followed by the erection of some fine buildings, and the commencement of a variety of businesses to serve the needs of the growing community. Within a few years there were six hotels, four banks, a timber yard, three brickworks, a butter factory, an engineering works and numerous retail outlets.
In 1886 the railway line connected Tungamah to Benalla and Yarrawonga, and Tungamah’s population reached its peak in a few years. The railway, however, enabled local farmers to transfer their spending to the bigger towns, and Tungamah’s population began a slow decline.
Recently, in 2018, it was decided by the Tungamah Kick-Start Committee to paint the magnificent silos – concrete and steel – and Sobrane Simcock from Broome, WA, was invited to become the town’s artist. She has been painting huge silos and art walls all over the world – find out more about here at her website here. In 2019 the group joined forces with the the other five towns to create the North East Art Trail.