Nar Nar Goon, Victoria

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Nar Nar Goon
Victoria
NarNarGoon 6.jpg
Murals on the intersection of Nar Nar Goon Road and Carney Street
Population 1,013 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3812
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan
Localities around Nar Nar Goon:
Nar Nar Goon North Maryknoll Tynong North
Pakenham Nar Nar Goon Tynong
Koo Wee Rup Koo Wee Rup Cora Lynn

Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 61 km southeast of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Nar Nar Goon had a population of 1,013.[2] It is known as "The Mural Town" due to the numerous murals that have been painted upon a number of its old and historical buildings.

History[edit]

The name is thought to come from an Aboriginal name for the koala.

The Post Office opened on 15 September 1881, some time after the railway line arrived.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The town contains a private and public school, each offering primary education, an active progress association, a CFA fire station, scout hall, community centre and hotel.

The town has its own railway station on the Bairnsdale V/Line rail service.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[4]

Nar Nar Goon has a local cricket club which is a member of the West Gippsland Cricket Association. http://www.nngmcc.com/

The town also has a small number of shops and a pub.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Nar Nar Goon". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Nar Nar Goon". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Nar Nar Goon, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]

Coordinates: 38°04′55″S 145°34′30″E / 38.08194°S 145.57500°E / -38.08194; 145.57500