Nagambie

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Nagambie
Victoria
NagambiePark.JPG
Memorial Park and main street
Nagambie is located in Shire of Strathbogie
Nagambie
Nagambie
Coordinates 36°46′13″S 145°09′18″E / 36.77028°S 145.15500°E / -36.77028; 145.15500Coordinates: 36°46′13″S 145°09′18″E / 36.77028°S 145.15500°E / -36.77028; 145.15500
Population 1,548 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1870
Postcode(s) 3608
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Strathbogie
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) Murray
Localities around Nagambie:
Kirwans Bridge Wahring Arcadia South
Tooborac Nagambie Longwood
Hilldene Seymour Avenel

Nagambie /nəˈɡæmbi/[2] is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Goulburn Valley Highway north of Seymour and in the Shire of Strathbogie. At the 2011 census, Nagambie had a population of 1,548.[1]

History[edit]

A river crossing had been developed on the Goulburn River by overlanders following the route used by explorer Thomas Mitchell, and this was later used by the mail route from Melbourne to Sydney, established in 1838. A hotel, church and blacksmith were later set up, serving traffic travelling along the river system to Adelaide. The town was surveyed in 1868, with land sales in 1870.[3]

The Post Office opened on 2 May 1870,[4] it was proclaimed as the private town of "Nagambie" in 1872,[3] and the Nagambie railway station was opened in 1880.[5] It is now served by V/Line on the Shepparton Line to Melbourne.

Nagambie sits on the shores of Lake Nagambie, an artificial lake created by the Goulburn Weir in 1891, where rowing regattas and waterskiing tournaments are held.[citation needed]The town holds the Australian Rowing Championships semi-regularly.[6]

Annual Events and Attractions[edit]

Nagambie is home to the Nagambie Lakes - which form a regional reservoir, and venue for many state and national rowing championships. The Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre is one of Victoria's major water sports facilities. The venue offers a 2000m, fully buoyed, National Standard rowing and canoeing course.

Nagambie On Water is an annual community event, featuring water themed activities, grape stomping, river to pub races and many other elements. This event is held in March each year.

New Years Eve fireworks are also held in the Nagambie Lakes area.

Wine[edit]

The town hosts the Goulburn Valley Vintage Festival in March each year, and the Shiraz Challenge in November.[citation needed] A number of wineries are situated in the area, including Mitchelton,[7] Tahbilk[8] and Preece.[9] Preece and Mitchelton belong to the Lion Nathan Wine group.

Highway Bypass[edit]

The Goulburn Valley Highway was originally routed through the centre of Nagambie, bringing often large volumes of through traffic from Melbourne and Seymour en route to Shepparton and southern New South Wales.

The town was bypassed in 2013 with the completion of the freeway standard road routed on the eastern side of the town, from the previous limit of the freeway, to 6 km north of Nagambie.

The effect of the removal of the through traffic is a dramatically quieter environment. Business and trade in the town generated by vehicle stops has also dried up, this is expected to taken up by a petrol station & fast food complex to be located on north and southbound locations on the bypass freeway.

It is now possible to travel from Melbourne to Shepparton on a freeway standard road without travelling through any of the towns previously served by the Hume and Goulburn Valley highways.

Education[edit]

Nagambie has a Catholic school and a Public School.

Sport[edit]

Nagambie Football Club compete in the Kyabram & District Football League.[10]

Golfers play at the course of the Nagambie Golf Club on Goulburn Valley Highway.[11]

Nagambie was the birthplace of the champion racehorse Black Caviar.

Media[edit]

PRINT:

  • Shepparton News
  • Seymour Telegraph

RADIO:

COMMUNITY RADIO heard in Nagambie:

  • 103.9 - 103.9 FM (Community Radio for Northern Mitchell Shire & Strathbogie Shire))
  • 88.0 - The Range (Country Music)
  • 87.6 - TBA

SHEPPARTON RADIO heard in Nagambie

  • 94.5 - Triple J (ABC)
  • 95.3 - 3SR FM
  • 96.1 - ABC Classic FM
  • 96.9 - STAR FM
  • 97.7 - ABC Radio 1
  • 98.5 - ONE FM (Shepparton Community Radio)

TELEVISION:

  • PRIME (Incl: 7two, 7mate)
  • WIN (Incl: Gem, GO!)
  • SOUTHERN CROSS TEN (Incl: 11, One)
  • ABC (Incl: ABC2, ABC3, NEWS24)
  • SBS (Incl: SBS 2, NITV)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nagambie (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  3. ^ a b "Negambie". Negambie Lakes & Strathbogie Ranges Visitors Centre. 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ Bob Whitehead (2008), Tocumwal Railway Centenary 
  6. ^ Australian Rowing Championships 
  7. ^ Mitchelton (Nagambie, Vic)
  8. ^ [1] (Nagambie, Vic)
  9. ^ Preece (Nagambie, Vic)
  10. ^ Full Points Footy, Nagambie, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]
  11. ^ Golf Select, Nagambie, retrieved 2009-05-11 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagambie, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons