Nyora

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For the locality in New South Wales, see Nyora, New South Wales. For the cargo ship, see MV Nyora.
Nyora
Victoria
Nyora Aerial..jpg
Aerial photo from south west
Nyora is located in South Gippsland Shire
Nyora
Nyora
Coordinates 38°20′S 145°40′E / 38.333°S 145.667°E / -38.333; 145.667Coordinates: 38°20′S 145°40′E / 38.333°S 145.667°E / -38.333; 145.667
Population 592 (2009)[1]
Postcode(s) 3987[2]
Location
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Nyora is a town in south Gippsland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Nyora had a population of 545.[1] Nyora is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Lang Lang, and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the nearest beach.

The Post Office opened around September 1890 replacing an office at nearby Lang Lang East open since 1885.[3]

The town's railway station and general store were included in the popular ABC TV program Something in the Air. The township featured in the TV series was known as "Emu Springs".

Golfers play at the course of the Lang Lang Golf Club on the South Gippsland Highway, Nyora.[4]

Nyora is home to the Nyora Football club—nicknamed the Saints and wear red/white/black uniforms. The club was formed in 1877 and has won 11 senior premierships in this time, the first coming in 1911. The club has had a very successful period of late winning premierships in both 2006 and 2007 in the Ellinbank & District Football league. So successful was Nyora during this period the town was often referred to as "premiership city" and some town folks even erected a sign on the entry to the town to reflect this.

Transport[edit]

Nyora is home to the former V/Line railway station of the same name, which served primarily as a freight and goods transfer facility as well as the branch station for the former Foster - Leongatha and Wonthaggi lines. The railway station presently serves as part of the South Gippsland Railway — a community based heritage / tourist railway organisation, with its operations base at Korumburra. Nyora was formerly situated along the South Gippsland railway corridor that operated to its terminus at Yarram in the early 1980s and Leongatha in the mid 1990s. A V/Line road coach service replaced the rail service to Leongatha on July 24, 1993, running between Melbourne and Yarram. However, since the closure of the South Gippsland rail line with the exception of the locally run tourist railway between Nyora and Leongatha by the Kennett Victorian government on December 14, 1994, the South and West Gippsland Transport Group represented by the local council are campaigning for the rail services to be reinstated beyond the current terminus at Cranbourne by the 2020s.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nyora (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  2. ^ White Pages Canberra 2008
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Golf Select, Lang Lang, retrieved 2009-05-11 
  5. ^ Cranbourne Transit website, accessed 23 November 2006
  6. ^ http://www.sgst.com.au/rail-return-an-election-issue/