The story of Noreuil Park

02 September 2015

The origin of the name Noreuil Park is the subject of the first in a series of storyboards funded through the Commonwealth's Maritime Museum of Australia Project Support Scheme.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack and the Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, unveiled the storyboard with the help of Albury and District Historical Society member Joe Wooding.

The storyboard is on the banks of the Murray River at the old Cumberoona mooring point and explains the tale behind naming a central Albury park after a World War 1 battlefield in Western Europe.

In 1919 the park needed a name. Then Mayor Alfred Waugh wanted it to have a name that was meaningful for the people of Albury.

He asked the men who served in the Albury Battery to name their most significant engagement during WWI.

The park was named after Noreuil, a town in France, where they had been surrounded but fought their way out.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack welcomed the funding and said he was pleased to see the storyboard acknowledge the city's continued link to the village of Noreuil in France.

"Through Noreuil Park, Albury will always have a connection to this small French township and the soldiers who fought there. We're working with the Albury & District Historical Society and Aboriginal community on this project and look forward to developing more storyboards in the future", Cr Mack said.