Toongabbie, Victoria

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This article is about the Victorian town. For the suburb in NSW, see Toongabbie, New South Wales.
Toongabbie
Victoria
Toongabbie is located in City of Latrobe
Toongabbie
Toongabbie
Coordinates 38°03′0″S 146°37′0″E / 38.05000°S 146.61667°E / -38.05000; 146.61667Coordinates: 38°03′0″S 146°37′0″E / 38.05000°S 146.61667°E / -38.05000; 146.61667
Population 463 (2006)[1]
Established 1844
Postcode(s) 3856
Location
LGA(s) City of Latrobe
State electorate(s) Morwell
Federal Division(s) Gippsland, McMillan

Toongabbie is a small country town located in South Eastern Victoria Australia, 177 kilometres (110 mi) from Melbourne and just north of Traralgon. The railway station was closed in 1986 and the former railway line has now been absorbed into the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. At the 2006 census, Toongabbie had a population of 463.[1]

The main attraction in Toongabbie is the Ned Stringer Memorial located on Hower Street. Toongabbie Primary School opened in 1856 and the school is still open to date. The hotel in Toongabbie known as the club hotel closed down in 1913.

Toongabbie Post Office opened on 1 December 1865.[2] Toongabbie had an Aussie Rules club which quit in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Toongabbie (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11