The last country town between Sydney &Melbourne finally bypassed today

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 17:18
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G'day all,
finally history was made today at 16:15, Holbrook (the submarine town) was finally bypassed by the multi million dollar Hume Freeway making Sydney/Melbourne 110kph nearly all the way!! The truckers will be pleased 'n the towns people are pretty happy as well. It is still shorter to go along the main street than go around on the freeway, meaning people can still call in to visit the famous bakery, coffee shops, Foodworks & the submarine to walk their dog in the off leash area near the submarine also the handy caravan park. They call it progress! (remember "freeways get you to the traffic jamb quicker"!!) hoo roo, dingo
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 17:42

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 17:42
G'day again, I forgot to mention if you want a quick on/off for fuel take the Wagga Rd exit to the Caltex nearby!
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 17:51

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 17:51
Is that the one with the submarine some where in town ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 18:55

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 18:55
Hi alliem
Re read original post.... To answer your question
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 18:56

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 18:56
Allien m
I think I read something about that in the first line of the post.

(the submarine town)
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:36

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:36
sorry I missed that i have a major spinal injury and as the day end the pain tend to take over from rational thought, very annoying annoying and frustrating

again I am sorry

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Reply By: Member - Matt M - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 15:00

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 15:00
Not sure if Doug T has done Holbrook in his Sunday History series yet. But if you take requests Doug, it is an interesting story.

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 17:24

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 17:24
Was originally called 'Germantown' , name was changed to Holbrook at the start of the war due to 'all' things German being a no no , like the German Shepard [dog] all of a sudden being an Alsatian.....
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Follow Up By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:09

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:09
My connections with Holbrook go back more than 50 years, as a teenager driving a tractor out of town harvesting clover with sheepskin rollers covered in dust - knock off time we would jump in the car 'n get into Holbrook as quickly as we could as all the girls lived there!!
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