The Tatong Tavern
|LGA(s)||Rural City of Benalla|
Tatong is a town in north eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is on the northern foothills of the Blue Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range, beside Holland Creek, 226 kilometres (140 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Tatong had a population of 447.
The area is a mixture of farmland, pine plantations and dense bush
Timber from the surrounding hills was harvested to supply the early Melbourne power station until coal from the Latrobe Valley became the favoured fuel source. That together with dwindling patronage of the rail line to Benalla led to the closing of the rail line after World War II.
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It has a pub, the Tatong Tavern, a memorial hall and sports ground.
It has an active community with archery, cricket, tennis and table tennis clubs. Tatong used to have netball and Australian rules football teams competing in the Ovens and King Football League. Other groups include the Tatong Angling Group, Tatong Heritage Group  and the Tatong Young Bloods.
People from Tatong
- Michael Joseph Savage, former Prime Minister of New Zealand
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