Barwidgee, Victoria

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Barwidgee
Victoria
Barwidgee is located in Alpine Shire
Barwidgee
Barwidgee
Coordinates 36°30′43″S 146°46′22″E / 36.51194°S 146.77278°E / -36.51194; 146.77278Coordinates: 36°30′43″S 146°46′22″E / 36.51194°S 146.77278°E / -36.51194; 146.77278
Postcode(s) 3737
LGA(s) Alpine Shire
State electorate(s) Benalla
Federal Division(s) Indi

Barwidgee (formerly known as Barwidgee Creek) is a rural locality in northeast Victoria, Australia. The nearest town to Barwidgee is Myrtleford about 5.44 km away. Barwidgee is within Alpine Shire.

Barwidgee Creek Post Office opened on 1 March 1912 and closed in 1957.[1]

Barwidgee was affected by the Black Saturday bushfires, with some deaths in the region and many homes lost.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Australia's bushfire disaster: many good people lie dead in Victoria". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 February 2009.