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About Yass

Yass, New South Wales Foot in mouth

is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'. Yass is located about 280 km southwest of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows past the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra.

Yass has an impressive and historic main street, with well-preserved 19th century verandah post pubs (mostly converted to other uses). It is popular with tourists, some from Canberra and others taking a break from the Hume Highway. The Pride of Erin Festival and Yass Show are held in March and the Yass Arts-and-Crafts Festival in November. Rupert Murdoch owns "Cavan", a large property just south of Yass.

 

 

Yass
New South Wales
Laidlaw Street in Yass.jpg
Corner of Comur and Rossi Streets

 

 

History

 

Colonial overview

 

The Yass area was first seen by Europeans in 1821, (an expedition led by Hamilton Hume) and by 1830 settlement had begun. It was founded where the nascent Sydney to Melbourne road crossed water in the form of the Yass River.

Yass was incorporated as a District Council in 1843, and boasted a population of 274 by 1848. On 13 March 1873, the Municipal District of Yass was created, and James Cottrell was subsequently elected as the first Mayor of Yass. .One of Australia's best-known poets, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson arrived in the district in 1871 aged 7, passed his childhood in the district and later bought a property in the Wee Jasper area so that his children could experience country life. Poet and priest Patrick Hartigan (pen name: John O'Brien) was born near Yass in 1878 and he studied at the local convent school as a youth.

Sir Walter Merriman established 'Merryville' one of the country's most famous sheep studs and arguably its leading fine-wool establishment in 1903. Yass is a prominent area for raising sheep which produce very fine wool due to the soil and climatic conditions of the Yass area. Yass was one of the sites proposed for the Federal Capital after 1901. .Yass was the first town in New South Wales to have a fluorinated water supply in 1956.

 

 

Historic Yass

Yass Court House designed by Colonial Architect, James Barnet. The building was officially opened in 1880


 

Jockeys prepare for the Yass Races, in 1936


 

Hume Bridge over Yass River

 

Railways

 

Yass was a battleground between the town and the Sydney to Melbourne railway; because of the topography the New South Wales Government Railways wanted to bypass the town by a few kilometres. Naturally, the people of the town wished the railway to pass closer or through it. In 1892 a light railway or tram was built to connect Yass Junction on the main line and Yass Town..The last trains operated on the line on 29 October 1988 when steam locomotives 1210 and 3112 operated three final journeys on the line..The Yass Railway Heritage Centre uses the Yass Town station precinct as a museum.

Yass had the nearest railway station on the Sydney Melbourne railway to serve the national capital at Canberra. When the uniform gauge railway between Sydney and Melbourne opened in 1961, the parliamentarian deserving most of the credit - William Charles Wentworth - was unable to leave parliament since his vote was needed in an almost hung parliament. Instead of catching the inaugural train at Sydney, he had to catch it at Yass Junction, where it made a special stop.


 

 

Yass railway heritage


 

Yass Junction Railway Station


 

Yass Junction Railway Refreshment Room, 1949


 

Disused tramline, Dutton St.


 

Yass Town Railway Station, now a museum

 

 

 

Yass & District Museum


 

The Yass & District Museum represents Yass from the 1820s. Exhibitions pay tribute to the life and work of explorer and grazier Hamilton Hume, Yass soldiers and nurses who served in 20th Century wars, the Inns of Yass, Burrinjuck Dam; and illustrate a 19th Century shop, parlour and kitchen, rural life and work in a woolshed.


 

 

Yass heritage sites


 

Cooma Cottage - The stables and house


 

St Augustine's Church


 

Yass & District Museum

 

 

 

SOURCE : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yass,_New_South_Wales


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