Historical information

William George Page was Shire and City Engineer in Wodonga from 1965 until 1989. When he arrived the Shire of Wodonga had a population of 17,000 people. In 1966 Wodonga was selected as a city for special growth assistance. In 1972 Bill Page presented a new Town Plan to the Wodonga Council. Over the ensuing years he dedicated himself to bring this plan to fruition. He often had to argue and campaign with the Albury-Wodonga Corporation to push for the interests of development in Wodonga. This included winning a planning appeal to allow the saleyards to be relocated to Bandiana on the outskirts of Wodonga. Bill Page retired on health grounds in July 1989. The Council honoured him with a farewell dinner and renamed the saleyards at Bandiana the W.G. Page Saleyards in his honour.The Mayor , Cr Valentina Gillard, said "Every development in Wodonga in the past 24 years has a bit of Bill Page in it". William Page died 3 months later at 58 years old.


This image depicts an important centre in the development and support of the livestock industry around Wodonga.

Physical description

An aerial photograph of the W. G. Page Saleyards in Wodonga. It has been mounted in a wooden frame.

Inscriptions & markings

On a sign attached to the photo frame: "This photo of the W.G. Page Saleyards has been donated to the people of Wodonga from Mrs Pat Page and Family.
The saleyards were named after the late Bill Page, City Engineer of Wodonga Council for 25 years until his death".