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Kyabram is a small town located in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town has a rich history that is deeply infused with the agricultural industry that has been the backbone of the local economy for over a century.

The Indigenous people of the area were the Yorta Yorta people, who had a long and deep connection to the land. However, European settlers arrived in the area in the mid-19th century, and the town of Kyabram was established in 1876. With the arrival of the railway in 1887, the town experienced a period of growth and prosperity, becoming a major hub for the transport of agricultural goods.

For much of its history, Kyabram has been a hub for the dairy industry. The town has long been known for its high-quality dairy products, and the Kyabram Cheese Factory, which was established in 1891, remains an important local landmark. In addition to dairy farming, the town has also been home to orchards and vineyards, as well as crops such as tomatoes, which have been a major source of local employment for many years.

One of the most significant events in Kyabram’s history was the 1908 Black Saturday bushfires, which devastated much of the region and claimed many lives. The town was largely spared from the worst of the fires, but it played an important role in the relief efforts, providing shelter and support to those who had been displaced.

During the mid-20th century, Kyabram underwent a period of significant growth, with new housing developments and infrastructure projects transforming the town. The town’s population grew steadily during this time, peaking at just over 8,000 in the 1970s.

Today, Kyabram remains a vibrant and close-knit community, with a strong focus on the agricultural industry that has sustained the town for so long. While many residents commute to nearby towns for work, there are still a significant number who are employed in agriculture, particularly in the dairy and tomato industries. The town has a number of community groups and clubs, including local sports teams, service clubs, and historical societies.

In recent years, Kyabram has seen a number of new businesses and developments, including a new industrial park and a growing tourism industry. Visitors to the town can take part in local food and wine tours, explore the region’s natural beauty, or learn about the town’s history at the Kyabram Historical Society Museum.

Overall, Kyabram’s history is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the town’s residents, who have weathered fires, floods, and economic challenges over the years. Today, Kyabram remains a proud and flourishing community, with a bright future ahead.

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St Augustine's Roman Catholic presbytery at Kyabram Victoria thanks to Mattinbgn