Tallygaroopna

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Tallygaroopna
Victoria
Tallygaroopna Main Street.JPG
Victoria Street, the main street of Tallygaroopna
Tallygaroopna is located in City of Greater Shepparton
Tallygaroopna
Tallygaroopna
Coordinates 36°15′0″S 145°26′0″E / 36.25000°S 145.43333°E / -36.25000; 145.43333Coordinates: 36°15′0″S 145°26′0″E / 36.25000°S 145.43333°E / -36.25000; 145.43333
Population 270 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3634
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Shepparton
State electorate(s) Shepparton
Federal Division(s) Murray

Tallygaroopna /ˌtælɡəˈrpnə/ is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Goulburn Valley Highway in the City of Greater Shepparton local government area, 207 kilometres (129 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Tallygaroopna had a population of 270.[1]

History[edit]

The large Tallygaroopna station was established in the 1840s by Edward Khull and two years later was sold to Sherbourne Sheppard, who later lent his name to the nearby city of Shepparton. The station was broken up for closer settlement in the 1870s,[2] the Post Office opening on 7 December 1875. The Tallygaroopna Railway Station Post Office opened on 17 October 1881, and was later renamed as Tallygaroopna and Tallygaroopna renamed as Tallygaroopna West.[3]

The local railway station was opened on the Goulburn Valley railway in 1881,[4] but does not see any passenger or freight services.

Tallygaroopna Primary School is located on Victoria Street. The local kindergarten is located opposite the school. Tallygaroopna Football Club, known as the 'Redlegs' play in the Kyabram & District Football League. The town is also home to a bowling green and golf course.

In April 2012, the town's only pub, the Victoria Hotel, burnt to the ground.[5]

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See also[edit]

Media related to Tallygaroopna, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tallygaroopna (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Tallygaroopna Victoria". Travelmate. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary. 
  5. ^ "From floods to fire, publican laments hotel loss". The Age (Melbourne). 2012-05-01.