Waratah Bay, Victoria

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This article is about the town. For the bay, see Waratah Bay.
Waratah Bay
Victoria
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Waratah Bay town centre
Waratah Bay is located in South Gippsland Shire
Waratah Bay
Waratah Bay
Coordinates 38°52′S 146°00′E / 38.867°S 146.000°E / -38.867; 146.000Coordinates: 38°52′S 146°00′E / 38.867°S 146.000°E / -38.867; 146.000
Population 150 (?)[1]
Postcode(s) 3959
Location
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Waratah Bay is a town in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, on the shore of Waratah Bay.

The town is named after the bay which was named after a ship the Waratah which anchored here for repairs when damaged.[2]

A Post Office named Waratah Bay opened on 10 August 1885, but was at nearby Walkerville and was renamed as such in 1892.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waratah Bay maps & facts - Travel Victoria: accommodation & visitor guide". Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald (2004-02-08), Walkerville, The Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved 2008-09-11 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11