Kongwak

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Kongwak
Victoria
Kongwak is located in South Gippsland Shire
Kongwak
Kongwak
Coordinates 38°31′S 145°43′E / 38.517°S 145.717°E / -38.517; 145.717Coordinates: 38°31′S 145°43′E / 38.517°S 145.717°E / -38.517; 145.717
Population 193 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3951
Location
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Kongwak is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Korumburra to Wonthaggi Road southeast of Melbourne, in the South Gippsland Shire At the 2006 census, Kongwak had a population of 193.

History[edit]

The land around Kongwak was largely cleared of native vegetation and is now used for agriculture, including dairying.

Kongwak Post Office opened on 11 May 1898.[2]

The Town today[edit]

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Inverloch has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[3]

The Kongwak Market is held every Sunday with collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants and books.[4]

The town was once a thriving community housing miners who assisted with the production of coal for the neighbouring La Trobe valley. Since this time the large population has slowly dwindled away and is a very small size now (2010) with the recent closure of the sugar mill. Locals would suggest this has been a good thing for the feel of the community being very local and close and the farming area supports the busier nearby areas of Inverloch, Wonthaggi and Korrumburra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kongwak (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Inverloch_Kongwak, retrieved 2008-12-25 [dead link]
  4. ^ onlymelbourne.com.au, Kongwak Market, retrieved 2008-12-25