The life and death of a community
After land was available for sale and the railway line was extended through to South Gippsland, Clyde began to boom.
The Dairy industry really developed with milk being transported by train to the city on a daily basis. Shops and businesses sprung up around the Clyde Railway station.
Then in the late 1920's motorized pick up trucks visited the farms to collect the milk. No longer did farmers need to take their milk to the station. The businesses around the station moved away.
In 1981 the passenger service was discontinued.
Clyde has been re-zoned as an Urban Growth Area. Farmland is being turned into housing estates.
What is planned for Clyde North? 96 pages-development for Clyde North
http://webadmin.gaa.vic.gov.au/Assets/Files/Clyde North PSP.pdf
You can read about the history of the railway line, the names of the Railway Staff and who owned the businesses in those boom days on the Clyde History website.
The rural community has disappeared. Those who lived there before housing development have been enriched with experiences of supporting each other, welcoming each other, knowing our tragedies and successes, that is typical of country towns.
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