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The Second World War saw the exodus of many young people from the Upper Murray and times again proved tough as money grew scarce and drought conditions and rabbits savaged the countryside. Despite these hardships the community remained strong as many community events were organised in order to support the war effort. When the war ended, more soldier settlement blocks were created in the Upper Murray and returning soldiers came back to work on the farms. Climatic conditions improved and the dairy industry, in particular, began to flourish. The Upper Murray-based dairy industry went from strength to strength and the Cudgewa Dairy Company, located on the Thowgla Creek near Corryong went through an expansion phase. The economic return to farmers and the district was significant.
Over the last forty years Corryong has undergone a number of significant changes. One of the most significant changes was the relocation of the head office of local government to Tallangatta in the mid 1990s, when the Victorian Government of the day reformed the Towong Shire. Another major development in the town was the establishment of the Upper Murray Health and Community Services, an integrated health service based in Corryong. It was recently renamed Corryong Health.  In 1963, the Upper Murray community banded together to create its first high country bush festiveal. In 1995 the community decided to hold the first annual Man From Snowy River Bush Festival. This event has steadily grown over the past twenty plus years and has become a major source of income for many Upper Murray community groups. More than 15,000 people attend the four day festival, held in late March - early April. There is a lot to be optimistic about the future of Corryong. It is a town built in the middle of a wonderful part of Australia and every year more and more people from beyond the region come to find this out for themselves.
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