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May 11, 2017

Moment in time: This photo of returned servicemen was taken outside the Cobram Post Office on Anzac Day, 1936.

Take a step back in history and discover a rarely seen side of Cobram: the Cobram of decades ago. As part of a new series in conjunction with Cobram Historical Society, the feature will take a look back at the buildings, businesses, events and people that shaped the Cobram district. In the second part of the series, which runs each month, we look back at the Cobram Post Office.

The Cobram Post Office was first located at Fisher’s Store, beside the present court house.

In 1889 it was at the railway station, with the station master attending to postal and telegraphic business as well as his ordinary duties.

In 1890 the office was established opposite the present Methodist Church.

The first postmistress was Miss Lawrey, who was followed by Mrs Stacey, Messers Ellis, Little, O’Connor, Stanton, Woolford, R. Bracher, C. Smith, A. O’Brien, W.R.C Quail, D. Miles and K. Clancy.

The office was transferred to its present location in February 1904 and the building has undergone major remodelling and enlargements, the second being completed in 1962 and the third in 1978.

●The Cobram Historical Society meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm at the Old School House Museum in Punt Rd, all welcome.

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