Here are some pics of the Lake. It is a man-made lake which was made by damming the Murray River. Apparently this happened in 1939 but I had never really heard of Lake Mulwala until we went there a few days ago! You can read more about the area here, if you like.
One day whilst the guys played golf, Marie and I went for a long lunch at Byraming Homestead, which is an historic homestead halfway between Yarrawonga and Cobram. The homestead was built in 1842 for Elizabeth Hume who at 30 years of age, just after having her 9th child found herself widowed and as she had convict parents or grandparents was seen as an embarrassment to the Hume family. So, she was sent to farm the Yarrawonga run (a large lease of land along the Murray) where she had a "lovely" time fighting off Bushrangers (outlaws) and hostile Aboriginals whilst raising her 9 children. Now, you need to bear in mind that the area along the Murray is very hot, she would have been wearing long dresses and at that time there were no roads and Melbourne (the nearest large city) would have actually been more of a village! You have to admire our pioneer women, don't you?
I hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to Mulwala with me,