The Albury Terminus Hotel fire in January 2005 resulted in the complete destruction of the historic site. A discount liquor outlet now occupies the site. Picture: Damian Baker
The body of Albury teen Faye Louise Charlton, 13, was found near Bungambrawatha Creek at Glenroy in early November 1983 after she went missing following the Albury Show. Michael John Parker, who was found to have a mental age of eight, was found unfit to plead after being charged with murder and sent for trial in the Supreme Court in Albury in 1984. Four years later he was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment after a Supreme Court jury found him guilty of manslaughter.
Lawrence Charlton with a picture of his daughter Faye Charlton.
The January 2002 murder of former Black Uhlans bikie Andy Hullick sparked an intensive police investigation by a team named Strike Force Yarm. A friend of Hullick's, Warren Alan Forbes, was found guilty of manslaughter.
Albury became the focus of world attention in 1934 when a Dutch DC2 airliner became lost over the town on the night of October 23. Operated by the Dutch airline KLM, the plane was competing in the London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race when its pilots became lost. After hearing reports of the plane's plight, ABC radio station 2CO, now ABC Goulburn Murray, broadcast appeals for motorists to assemble at the Albury racecourse to light a makeshift landing field. Guided by the car lights, The Uiver made a perfect landing and went on to finish second in the air race. By saving the Uiver, a strong bond was forged between the Dutch and the people of Albury. In 1979 the Rotary Club of Albury West secured an airliner similar in design to the Uiver and erected the plane at the Albury Airport where it remains today as a monument to that historic night.
Albury residents help with pulling the Uiver DC-2 out of the mud at Albury airport.
A wedding trip ended in tragedy with three people dead and one critically injured after a steam train and B-double semi-trailer collided at a level crossing at Benalla in October, 2002.
Toddler Daniel Thomas disappeared from the Myrtleford home of babysitter Mandy Martyn in October 2003 while his mother Donna was at a three-day parenting class in Shepparton. Exhaustive searches failed to find the young boy until a dog dragged human remains from beneath another Myrtleford home - where Ms Thomas previously lived - in March 2008. Despite a $100,000 reward being offered for information about Daniel's death, the Office of Public Prosecutions decided in 2010 that there was not enough evidence for anybody to be charged.
Police at the scene of the Myrtleford house where the remains of Daniel Thomas was found in March 2008.
FORMER Albury mayor Mr Tom Pearsall in November, 1973, with the then Governor of California, Ronald Reagan, at Albury airport. Mr Reagan was visiting Australia and had taken time out from his schedule to spend a quiet weekend at Woomargama Station near Holbrook. Mr Reagan flew to Albury from Canberra on a VIP aircraft before being whisked away to Holbrook in a private car.
Thurgoona's so-called "horse mutilator" first came to public light in May 2001. Then Murray High School student Clarissa Dawson was forced to destroy her beloved CJ, after the seven-year-old thoroughbred's penis was mutilated. Over the next decade there would be a multitude of similar attacks, with police yet to catch any suspects behind the sickening attacks.
Prince William made a stop-over at Albury airport in March 2011, on his way back from visiting flood victims in Kerang. He is pictured throwing around a footy, which he was given as a gift in Kerang, and waving to the crowd of people.
2011 wasn't Prince William's first visit to Albury. The heir to England's throne first visited in 1983, staying at Woomargama with nanny Barbara Barnes while his parents toured Australia.
HORSES, light railways and steam-driven traction engines were all used in the construction of the Hume Dam. The oddest combination was perhaps when a team of 16 or 20 horses pulled a wooden road wagon that carried a locomotive. This happened on the Victorian side, where a light railway connected the dam site to Ebden on the Cudgewa line.
Horses help shift enormous amounts of fill for the Hume Dam in the 1920s
Undated picture of the Hume Dam under construction.
Undated picture of the Hume Dam under construction.
Member for Farrer Sussan Ley, Prime Minister John Howard and Member for Indi Sophie Mirabella (nee Panopoulos) celebrate the deal for funding of the Albury-Wodonga bypass in 2002.
The new internal freeway was opened in March 2007 by Prime Minister John Howard.
The 1996 murder of Kim Meredith sent waves of shock and horror across Albury-Wodonga. Her killer, who cannot be named, was sentenced to a limiting term of 25 years' jail under the Mental Health Criminal Procedure Act 1990.
Thousands rallied in QEII Square a week after Kim Meredith's funeral, calling for an end to what was seen as the brutal culmination of a wave of Dean Street violence.
Queen Elizabeth II has visited the Border only once in her reign, on May 5, 1988. She and Prince Philip were hosted by mayor John Roach, with the NSW Premier, Nick Greiner, also present. The main events were a display by 10,000 kids at the Albury Sportsground, a private lunch given by the city for 400 guests and a walkabout in the Civic Square.
The Queen also paid a visit to the paddle-steamer Cumberoona, which couldn't sail because of a lack of water in the Murray River.
Fire ripped through Wodonga's Terminus Hotel in 1998. An office complex now occupies the site.
The September 1, 1934, discovery of a battered, burnt body in a culvert on Howlong Rd, 6km from Albury, sparked one of the longest and most controversial cases in Australia's criminal history. Preserved in a formalin bath for 10 years, the body was finally identified as Linda Agostini, and her husband brought to trial. Probably no other crime gripped the imagination of the Australian public, and held it for so long. It became known as the Pyjama Girl Case. Nor did the trial and conviction of Antonio Agostini, on a charge of manslaughter, end the speculation.
A grisly leaflet showing a photograph of the victim and an "artist's conception of murdered girl's appearance in life''.
Within six months, NSW police followed up more than 5000 leads. The victim is variously "positively identified'' as Anne Philomena Morgan, Nellie O'Callagher, Beryl Cashmere and Katherine Cornell. Ultimately, the body was identified as Linda Agostini, pictured.
Husband of The Pyjama Girl, Antonio Agostini in police custody 1944 - 10 years after the body was found near Albury. Agostini is found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six years hard labour.
Albury's St Matthews Anglican church was razed following a fire in September of 1991. It was fully restored to its former state.
During the 1983 Australian tour of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Royal Household spent two weeks staying in Albury. And from their base at Woomargama Station near Holbrook, the Prince and Princess jetted across Australia, returning every second night to be with their infant son, Prince William. Pictured here is Harold Mair, State member for Albury, welcoming Princess Diana on March 23, 1983.
Albury resident Lily Connor, 95, gave a posy to the princess.
Princess Diana received a warm welcome from locals at Albury airport on April 4, 1983, the day before she and Prince Charles attended the morning service at St Matthew's Church.