Pyalong

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Pyalong
Victoria
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Pyalong Hotel
Pyalong is located in Shire of Mitchell
Pyalong
Pyalong
Coordinates 37°07′0″S 144°51′0″E / 37.11667°S 144.85000°E / -37.11667; 144.85000Coordinates: 37°07′0″S 144°51′0″E / 37.11667°S 144.85000°E / -37.11667; 144.85000
Population 459 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3521
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mitchell
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Pyalong:
Tooborac Tooborac Glenaroua
Benloch Pyalong Glenaroua
Lancefield Willowmavin Glenaroua

Pyalong /ˈp.əlɒŋ/ is a town in central Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Northern Highway, in the Shire of Mitchell local government area, 97 kilometres (60 mi) from the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Pyalong had a population of 459.[1]

The first Europeans to settle in the area were Alexander Mollison and his brothers who took up the Pyalong station lease in 1838.[2] The town itself was surveyed and proclaimed in 1854,[3] and was sufficiently populated for the Post Office to open on 1 November 1858.[4]

Pyalong was connected by railway in 1890. The line was closed in 1968.[5]

Golfers play at the course of the Pyalong Golf Club on the Northern Highway.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pyalong (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "THE MOLLISONS AND THEIR LIBRARY". Trinity College Library. Trinity College (University of Melbourne). Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  3. ^ Pidgeon, Elizabeth. "The Ryan Family: Pioneers Of Pyalong". Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  5. ^ The Heathcote Junction to Bendigo and Associated Railways Turton, Keith Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April, 1970 pp69-88
  6. ^ Golf Select. "Pyalong". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

External links[edit]

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