Seven Creeks Park, Euroa
|Elevation||175 m (574 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Strathbogie|
The name Euroa comes from an Aboriginal word in the old local dialect meaning 'joyful'.
Major T.L. Mitchell camped on the banks of the Seven Creeks at Euroa during his 1836 "Australia Felix" expedition. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1854 in the old town, as the township was settled.
Euroa contains several retirement villages, one high school, and two primary schools (one Catholic).
The town is home to the Shire of Strathbogie headquarters. The shire was established as part of the conservative Kennett government mass rationalisation across Victoria in the 1990s. Shire of Strathbogie incorporates the former Shires of Euroa, Violet Town, and Goulburn.
The main road from Melbourne northward is the Hume Highway. A by-pass was constructed around Euroa about 1992 and since then Euroa has been a quiet town with little growth or business potential. It is, however, a popular stop on any long drive along the Hume for purposes of food, fuel, and parks.
St John's Primary School
St John's is Euroa's only Catholic primary school and has served the Euroa community since 1921. The school has an approximate enrolment of 85 students and, from its founding until 2002, the school was run by the Sisters of Mercy.
The current principal is Sonia Jones.
Euroa Primary School
Euroa Primary School (School Number: 1706) is the town's only government-run primary school. Euroa Primary School No:1706 is located in picturesque central Victoria, Australia, and has an enrolment of 185 students. There is a mixture of historical, refurbished, and modern open plan buildings, with extensive playgrounds and an oval.
The current principal is Mr. Davey.
The school website is www.euroa-ps.vic.edu.au
Euroa Secondary College
Euroa Secondary College (School Number: 7820) is the only secondary school in the Shire of Strathbogie and, in 2007, had an enrolment of 371 students. These students come from the surrounding area including Nagambie, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Violet Town.
The current principal is Mr Little.
Golfers play at the course of the Euroa Golf Club on Walters Road.
- The Euroa district holds the rare honour of being the home of three Victoria Cross awardees:
- Euroa is the birthplace of cricketer, Merv Hughes.
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- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- St John's Primary School Euroa
- Schools Online - Details
- Euroa Secondary College
- Full Points Footy, Euroa, retrieved 2008-07-25
- Golf Select, Euroa, retrieved 2009-05-11
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