Koonoomoo

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Koonoomoo
Victoria
KoonoomooBigStrawberry.JPG
The "Big Strawberry"
Koonoomoo is located in Shire of Moira
Koonoomoo
Koonoomoo
Coordinates 35°53′S 145°34′E / 35.883°S 145.567°E / -35.883; 145.567Coordinates: 35°53′S 145°34′E / 35.883°S 145.567°E / -35.883; 145.567
Population 255 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3644
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moira
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s) Murray
Localities around Koonoomoo:
New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
Mywee Koonoomoo New South Wales
Strathmerton Yarroweyah Cobrm

Koonoomoo /ˈknʉm/ is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Moira local government area, 264 kilometres (164 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne on the Goulburn Valley Highway, near the Murray River. At the 2011 census, Koonoomoo had a population of 255.[1]

The town is probably best known for its strawberry farms and the Big Strawberry, part of an Australian trend to build large roadside attractions.[2][3] Also it is home to the Cobram State Forest which attracts many visitors.[citation needed]

Koonoomoo had a Post Office only for a brief period in 1917. Nearby Mywee Post Office to the west on the Shepparton railway line was open between 1911 and 1974.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Koonoomoo (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Local produce in Shepparton and surrounds". Tourism Victoria. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  3. ^ "The Big Strawbery". Big Strawberry and Scenic Drive Strawberry Farm. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 

External links[edit]

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