A river runs through it – make that two: The Murrumbidgee River, originating from the Snowy Mountains, and the mighty Murray River flow through the Murrumbidgee region. Along the meandering rivers are beautiful river red gums, some old enough to have witnessed pioneers who pursued the rush for gold, the building of Australia’s railroads, and the deaths of notorious bushrangers Mad Dog Morgan and Ned Kelly.
The rich history of the area begins with the Wiradjuri people, the people of the three rivers, whose language lives on in the many town names in the region. Corowa is known as the birthplace of federation. Jerilderie is the town where Ned Kelly submitted his famous letter explaining why he became a bushranger. Cootamundra is the birthplace of legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.Gundagai is home of the famous 'Dog on the Tuckerbox' pioneer monument. And the Hume Dam near Albury was at one time the largest dams in the southern hemisphere.
You’ll find farmers markets, musicals, dance performances, art exhibitions, film festivals and sports tournaments. There’s plenty of fishing, camping and utes – the popular Deniliquin Ute Muster occurs annually on October long weekend. With so many activities to enjoy it’s no wonder nearly 250,000 people, including an Aboriginal population of 5%, call the area home.
With more than 3,200 FTE healthcare staff working across 33 hospitals and 12 primary health care centres in the
Murrumbidgee Local Health District, there are plenty of opportunities to forge your own career path in a flexible work environment, whether it's at a base or district hospital, multi-purpose service, community health post, acute and community mental health drug and alcohol facility, brain injury service, aged care service or other area health service.
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