Rupanyup

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Rupanyup
Victoria
Rupanyup Main Street.JPG
Cromie St, the very wide main street of Rupanyup
Rupanyup is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Rupanyup
Rupanyup
Coordinates 36°37′S 142°37′E / 36.617°S 142.617°E / -36.617; 142.617Coordinates: 36°37′S 142°37′E / 36.617°S 142.617°E / -36.617; 142.617
Population 624 (2006)[1]
Established 1873
Postcode(s) 3388
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarriambiack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21 °C
70 °F
3 °C
37 °F
200 mm
7.9 in

Rupanyup (/rəˈpænjəp/ rə-PAN-yəp) is a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. As of the 2006 census it had a population of 624. The name Rupanyup is an Aboriginal word meaning 'branch hanging over water'.[2]

The Post Office opened on 22 February 1875 as Karkarooc and was renamed Rupanyup in 1876.[3]

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

Golfers play at the course of the Rupanyup Golf Club on Frayne Avenue.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rupanyup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Rupanyup - Yarriambiack Shire Council
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Horsham_District, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]
  5. ^ Golf Select, Rupanyup, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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