Dookie, Victoria

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Dookie
Victoria
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Entering Dookie
Dookie is located in City of Greater Shepparton
Dookie
Dookie
Coordinates 36°20′0″S 145°42′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.70000°E / -36.33333; 145.70000Coordinates: 36°20′0″S 145°42′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.70000°E / -36.33333; 145.70000
Population 286 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3646
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Shepparton
State electorate(s) Shepparton
Federal Division(s) Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.8 °C
69 °F
9.4 °C
49 °F
551.4 mm
21.7 in

Dookie /ˈdki/[2] is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. It is situated in a valley between Mount Major and Mount Saddleback. Dookie is a farming community. At the 2006 census, Dookie had a population of 286.[1]

Dookie is five minutes by car from Dookie College, jointly managed by the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and University of Melbourne since 2005.[3] Dookie has many sporting and community groups.

The Post Office opened around February 1878, was replaced by Dookie Railway Station office in 1888 when the railway arrived, which was then renamed Dookie in 1901.[4]

The town has an Australian rules football team Dookie United competing in the Picola & District Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dookie (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  3. ^ Fiona Davis, TAFE providors named in ag course turnaround, Stock and Land, 2 September 2005. Accessed 8 September 2008
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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