GALLERY: Best Pictures of 2015 30 Dec 2015, 10:20 a.m. Look back on the year that was 2015 in our online picture gallery GALLERY: Best Pictures of 2015 15 year old diver Emily Pettingil is going to Adelaide to compete in a national comp. Here pictured at training at Lavington pool. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGWith 16 years’ experience in midwifery, Barb Roberts has been operating Albury-Wodonga Midwifery Services from her West Wodonga home offering woman one on one midwifery care throughout their pregnancy until their baby is 6 weeks of age. Here pictured with 18 babies she delivered since she started her private business. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG3 year old Grace Leiscke of Walbundrie who is the niece of Brett Leischke who is cutting and loading hay for the run. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGAlbury Healthfocus Directors Louise Humphrey and Mandy Hobbs will sleep on the street tonight to raise money for Carevan. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG14 year old Mack Oswald from Baranduda wants to thank emergency services for their hard work after he was rescued by emergency services at the weekend. Here pictured with Jacob Moffat ,14, who was with him at the time he got trapped in the cave. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGMother of three Kinta Gitsham of Gerogery talked to The Border Mail about suffering from postnatal depression since she had had her first child. Pictured with husband Rick, children Archie, 7, Josie, 5, and George, 2. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGBushfires in Indigo Valley heading towards Wooragee and Leneva. Pictured: Concerned residents watching the fires from the top of Indigo Valley. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGTennis pro Garth Quast getting ready for Thurgoona Open Day. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGPeter Sutherland from Thologolong in Victoria owns 39 year old Shah who was once ridden by Australia's first female jockey June Lossius who now is 84 years old. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGAnnual Gerogery Field Day at the Moll Family farm “Elderslie”. Pictured: Property owner Daniel Moll. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGCorowa Mayor Fred Longmire talking to The Border Mail about country footy clubs struggling despite the AFL never being richer. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGEric Holland of Thurgoona, owner of the viral Goanna picture talking to Border Mail about his experience with his picture going viral on the internet. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGAlbury Official opening of MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury). Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGBurrumbuttock Flower Show will feature open gardens for the first time. Pictured: Katherine Gates in Karen Bedrook's beautiful rose garden. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGOfficial opening of the new Welcome Centre and associated works at Bonegilla Migrant Experience by Senator Bridget McKenzie and Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie. Pictured: Roman and Teresa Skrypko of Ballarat who arrived to Bonegilla in 1949. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGPhysiotherapist Liam James from Flex Out Physiotherapy working with tradies for Tradies National Health month. Here pictured with tradie Robert Tuksar on a worksite in Glenroy. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGWinemaker Chris Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Wines at Wahgunyahr is a finalist for a women in wine award, champion of change award. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGAlbury Baby to Toddler Cover photo. Pictured: 20 month old Dustin Bowie of Boorhaman. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGMAMA in Albury pouring one tonne of Lego onto a big table. Visitors can come and build their own art! launch of new, user generated exhibition. Pictured: Natalie Hine of Albury with 8 year old son Jonny Hine. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG2015 OAKS DAY - "Girls Day Out" at Albury Race Club. Pictured: Brodie HollandPicture: ELENOR TEDENBORG71 year old Yackandandah Baker Mr. Tom Laing owner/operator of Yackandandah bakery celebrates 56 years of baking of which 34 years has been spent baking at the Yackandandah bakery and at 71 years old is still fronting up at 1am 5 days a week. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGBill and Lois Hotson from Hotson's Cherries at Chiltern looking forward to the upcoming cherry. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGThe students at St Patrick's Primary School in Albury are putting together a "Blast to the Past" back to the future-themed play. Pictured L-R Paddy Davis ,13, and Kye Groves ,12. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGWodonga Raiders players Steve Jolliffe, Todd Grayson, Ross Tungatalum and Jack Di Mizio have re-signed for next season. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG2015 OAKS DAY - "Girls Day Out" at Albury Race Club. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGHigh tea luncheon prepared by Geoffrey Michael Pattisier and TAFE students at The Valleys Restaurant on Wodonga Tafe Campus . Pictured: L-R Patissirere Geoffrey Michael and student Jerome Vibas. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGLifeline general manager Chris Pidd has bins set up at Albury Council to gather donations which can be recycled and raise money for Lifeline. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGThe Nappy Collective campaign is a campaign where the community donates leftover unused nappies and redestribute them to organistaions that support families in crisis or in need. Pictured: 8 month old Violet Ward. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGTuesday ladies pennant at Albury Grasscourts. Pictured: Lynda Davis. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGJasneet Kaur and her one year old daughter Agamjot Kaur pictured after receiving their Australian citizenships at Wodonga Council's citizenship ceremony at The Cube. Here pictured with husband Gurdial Singh who is still waiting to receive his citizenship. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGSam Juparulla (Wickman) pictured with artwork from Central Australia, which is part of the Central Desert Art Sales gallery's second exhibition. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGNewly re-signed co-coach Trent Castles says Yackandandah are capable of going all the way in 2016, after a strong second half of the season this year. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGAlbury United soccer goalkeeper Marty Chambers played his 300th game this year. Here pictured at Jelbart Park, Lavington. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGTom Bainbridge and Olly Morris from Star FM getting ready for National Op Shop Week at Vinnies on Urana Road, Lavington. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGBorder country music promoter, radio host, all round legend and ex-Yackandandah son Keith Melbourne turned 90. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGPatrick Lawson from Corowa has started a Facebook page called "3 Words I Need Help" as a place for people with mental illness to go and find support. He started it nine days ago and already has 1400 followers. Here pictured with 5 year old daughter Charlotte. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGCarly McDougall of Wodonga has a greyhound up for adoption named Skye. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGSculptor Benjamin Gilbert and his wife Tijana had solar panels installed at their property at Yackandandah. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGBandits player Cory Dixon. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGDiv 1 Men Cup Final at Jelbart Park, lavington Wangaratta City FC v Myrtleford Savoy SC. Wangaratta City ended up winning after penalty shoot out. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORGProfessor Margaret Barrett speaking about the importance of music in childhood development.Visiting Musikids Wodonga as part of research. Picture: MARK JESSERHolbrook Settlers Motel owner Glenn Liddell with 3 miniature pigs. Picture: MARK JESSERPaul Whitehead of North Albury with his dog Jumbo at Albury's Noreuil Park. Picture: MARK JESSERLacey Smith of Albury wears 'Allure Bridal' from Ferrari Formalwear and Bridal, Albury.Taken Dean Street Bridge. Picture: MARK JESSERWodonga Library, Harry Potter activities - Charlotte Le (As Cho Chang) 10 of Tarrawingee, Ulrika Wild (As Mcgonagall) 11 of Beechworth and Sage Davidson (As Hermione) 9 of Beechworth. Picture: MARK JESSERIndigo Creek Road, trees on fire. Falling trees. Picture: MARK JESSERICE APP, Billie Taylor 15, Year 9 from Wangaratta. Picture: MARK JESSERBenalla v Kyabram in the GVFNL Grand Final -Benalla's Will Martiniello celebrates with his team mates at the final siren. Picture: MARK JESSERScott Bishop as 'Boba fett' for the opening of Star Wars. Picture: MARK JESSERPeter Smithwick exhibition at The Albury Club. Picture: MARK JESSERIndigo Valley, Victoria. Bushfire. Monday (day after) Pictured: Kevin and Jenny Nightingale at their property. The shed, vehicles and motorbikes destroyed by fire. Kevin in his shed. He and son were restoring this vehicle. Picture: MARK JESSERLake Hume Village, NSW. Pictured on the Murray River. Dave Anderson (Yellow) of Lavington NSW and Len Mitsch of Albury NSW. Picture: MARK JESSERSpirit of Anzac Exhibition in Wodonga. Picture: MARK JESSERWodonga Raiders footballer Sam Murray 17 inside their club rooms. Picture: MARK JESSERAlbury Bandits Basketballer Cory Dixon. Picture: MARK JESSERBridge Road Brewers owner Ben Kraus with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. Taste 'The Redemption'. Picture: MARK JESSERDancer Beth Docker, 17, is back on the Border before she moves to France for her career. Picture: MARK JESSERO&M Yarrawonga v Wodonga Raiders, Brendan Fevola celebrates. Picture: MARK JESSERIndigo Valley, Victoria. Bushfire. Monday (day after) Pictured: Shane and Gianna Hogarth with there almost completed home. Picture: MARK JESSERMICA Paramedic Ian Russell of the Wodonga Single Responder Unit (Wodonga SRU) wrote a story about the diversity of jobs. Picture: MARK JESSERAngus Lawford, 19, had to barricade himself in a rear room of his unit this morning when people broke into the front room and started to smash the place up.Picture: JOHN RUSSELLSnow blanketed Stanley this morning as cold weather set in across the border. Dan Saunders and his son Otis, 2, and Warren Ferres with his son Arlo, 4, talk a walk in the white stuff. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLCharlie Wortmann tosses up the coins during a game of Two-Up at the Commercial Club this afternoon. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLAnn Blainey was in Wodonga today throwing her support behind the idea of naming the new square in Junction Place "Melba Square". She is an authority on Nellie Melba, after writing a book on the opera singer's life. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLAudrey Bowman has won the Kiarina Apprentice of the Year 2015 award for hairdressing. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLOrchards lie covered in snow this morning after a cold spell brought snow to Stanley last night. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLBrett McLennan, Zoe Corbett and Josh Fluss are three high profile players joining the ranks of the referees. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLANZAC Day service at Bethanga Soldiers Memorial Hall. Members of the catafalque party in position around the memorial. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLTroy Cassar-Daley was in Albury today to promote his upcoming record. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLThere was a fatal single vehicle accident on the Wodonga Yackandandah Road. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLResidents are angry that aerial spraying of herbicides on the Radiata Pine Plantations sites around Bright is being carried out without community awareness. Pic of Wylde Wisley, 4, and Eliza Walker, 2. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLA car has been left burnt out on the underpass of the Hume Highway and rail tracks in McKoy St, just east of the La Trobe University entrance.Picture: JOHN RUSSELLMembers of the Rutherglen Womens Cricket Club include Bianca Mulqueen, 16, Emmaline Howard, 19, Bridie Nixon, 15, and Kaitlyn Ritchie, 18. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLWinton Wetlands ranger Dylan McWinney at the site of an earlier planting on the foreshore of Winton Wetlands just near the Yacht Club. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLWooragee, Bernie Rosser, aka Mr Mushroom, is growing these Oyster Mushrooms.Picture: JOHN RUSSELLMorgan Country Car Club Swap Meet 2015. Les Clay of Howlong was selling a wide range of stuff at the market. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLRonald McDonald has been searching for answers about the death of his Auntie's fiance, George Sayner, who was killed in action in France on June 10th, 1917, and who's body was never found. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLAlbury Gold Cup 2015. The field on the Gold Cup run the straight towards the finish line. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLGindaymanha Sports Carnival. Coach Terry Morris and some of the players in his Glenroy team. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLBTK Collective performing on the top level of Volt Lane car park tonight. Zac Johnson does some fire breathing. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL Car fire in Gardner Street, Wodonga. Picture: BLAIR THOMSONRichard Manion, Farm Manager, with view of Lake Hume behind him. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Corryong Demons v. Border Walwa. Border-Walwa have broken their three year losing streak with this game of football against Corryong. On the left hugging is Dirk Bosman and Andrew Julian.Picture: KYLIE ESLER James Cannata, 6, from Myrtleford, mets T-Rex. Jurassic World movie. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Cyclists in the Lake Hume Challenge crossing the wall. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Ted Davis from Culcairn and his mate Leo McNuff from Culcairn share some stories on ANZAC Day. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Tom Phibbs, Bull Rider, with Kelvin Duke, President of The Chiltern Pro Rodeo Club. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Albury Art Gallery is launching its new name "MAMA". Holding up the name is Jacqui Hemsley, MAMA Director, Maree Cables, Chair, Arts Albury, Mayor Kevin Mack, and Dr. Guinever Threlkeld, MAMA Advisory Committee Chair. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Simon Wright from Magpies Hockey Club and Ethan Albon from Wodonga Hockey Club will be playing against each other. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Max Shepherd, Director, Albury Wodonga Cricket Academy with some of the 80 players taking part in the Winter Cricket Academy. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Barnawartha Post Office and Newsagency has won the May 2015 Australia Post Licensee Retail Award for the North East. Licensees Katrina Smith and husband Glenn Smith. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Promo for Albury Gold Cup. Stephanie Watson, 22, from Albury. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Craig Hancock from Corowa playing the part of Daniel Cameron on the horse with the Golden Horseshoes leads the parade in Beechworth. Picture: KYLIE ESLER The Man from Snowy River Challenge. Buckjump section. Chris Sherwood from Towrang, NSW, comes off. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Cooking Class with Manu Feildel. Wodonga Firefighters David Brown, with Manu Feidel, Mathew Johnson and Alan Foster. Picture: KYLIE ESLER Albury's Keenan Sirmones, 17, heads face first at the newly opened Flip Out trampoline centre. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON Wodonga Mayor Rodney Wangman and Labor Party Upper House MP Jaclyn Symes playing table tennis. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONYarrunga Pool's last day before closing for good. James Adams who has been a lifeguard at the pool since September 2013 scoops some leaves. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONUpper Murray character Rex Beaver who was a shearer among many other talents over his life. Pictured in the shearing shed where he first started, about 12 kilometers from Jingellic. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON A car crashed into the front of Paleo Cafe on Dean Street. An 80 year woman driver had a medical condition and lost control of her car. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONKimberley Nichols, Claudine Ellis and Russell Bradney with the Big Blue Bus for Beyond Blue. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONRahn Deuis is headed to Norway for an international strongman competition this November. He is with an 80kg atlas ball. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONNick and Lyn Donohue of Wodonga won the Top Car award with their 1965 Mustang convertable. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONNancy Cowell, 86, has been volunteering with dementia sufferers at her UPA residence. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONFormer Fruit Fly and circus man Tim Freeman back in Albury where he will now be based. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON ANZAC Day March. Dean Street. Helicopters fly over Dean Street. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON Huon Hill. High winds blew dust over the region.Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON Pound for Pound Gym. Rising boxer Callum Seinor, 15, preparing for upcoming titles. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONJulia Indi Boer (red) leads Janet Ayton (pink), Melinda Corbett (blue), and Prue Sassella (black) on the mountainbike trail at Hunchback MTB Park, West Wodonga, participants in the She Rides program, which aims to encourage women to take up cycling. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKJeff James and the mural he has painted on his shed. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKBeverley King, of Wodonga, holding the Aboriginal flag, takes part in a protest against plans to shut down indigenous settlements in WA. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKJames McCully, director of golf and the head professional at the Black Bull Golf Club, which has now been finished. James is pictured on the course which is set against Lake Mulwala. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKDavid Elder, Bethanga farmer, on the site where a new phone tower will be built on his property, overlooking the township of Bethanga and Lake Hume. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKSimon Hillier, Henty footballer. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKTeacher Melanie Browne reads The Brothers Quibble to some of the students at Albury North Public School during the annual National Simultaneous Story Time. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKLake Mulwala. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKAll Saints Winery. Light beams out from the stage where Jon Stevens played to the crowd as the sun set over Wahgunyah. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKRon Wiesner, 89, player with the Walla Walla Bowls Club. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKAshika Rai performs a traditional Nepali dance at the celebration of the signing of Albury as a Refugee Welcome Zone. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKDean Druce managing director of Corowa Whisky and Chocolate, and the new whisky still which has recently been installed. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKConstruction on the Mann Central site in Wodonga is at a standstill. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK Max Tittensor, 16, and Rylea Brooks, 17, best friends of the late Spencer Botting who are preparing to partner each other to a deb ball on Saturday. Spencer was to attend the ball as Ryleas' partner. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKTweetFacebook of ╳exitThe Border Mail photographers have picked some of their favorite shots from the year. Look back on the year that was 2015 in our online picture gallery.