Kerrie, Victoria

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Kerrie
Victoria
KerrieHall2.JPG
Kerrie Public Hall
Kerrie is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Kerrie
Kerrie
Coordinates 37°23′S 144°42′E / 37.383°S 144.700°E / -37.383; 144.700Coordinates: 37°23′S 144°42′E / 37.383°S 144.700°E / -37.383; 144.700
Population 124 (?)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 3434
Elevation 630 m (2,067 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Kerrie:
Hesket Rochford Romsey
Cherokee Kerrie Romsey
Riddells Creek Riddells Creek Monegeetta

Kerrie /ˈkɛri/ is a small town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia, featuring a town hall (1934) and the closed Kerrie State School (c. 1877).[1] The school was closed in 1991, but remains an important venue for community meetings and events. The buildings and grounds are heritage listed[2] and underwent external restoration during 2009-2010. Near the hall are the former tennis courts, now overgrown and in a state of disrepair. On Cherokee Road there is a large house which was built by Germans, and is the biggest of its kind in the area.

The Kerrie Valley is the source of domestic water for the nearby town of Romsey. The catchment reservoir consists of a dam on a tributary of the Bolinda Creek.

Kerrie Post Office opened on 10 July 1891 and closed in 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Gavin (1994). All Wild and Lonely Bush. Romsey: Shire of Romsey Book Committee. ISBN 0-646-23834-5. 
  2. ^ Heritage Victoria. "Former Kerrie Primary School No.1290". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.