Alvie, Victoria

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Alvie
Victoria
Alvie is located in Colac Otway Shire
Alvie
Alvie
Location in Colac Otway Shire
Coordinates 38°14′40″S 143°30′56″E / 38.24444°S 143.51556°E / -38.24444; 143.51556Coordinates: 38°14′40″S 143°30′56″E / 38.24444°S 143.51556°E / -38.24444; 143.51556
Postcode(s) 3249
Location
LGA(s) Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Alvie:
Dreeite South Dreeite South Warrion
Wool Wool Alvie Warrion
Pomborneit East Corunnun Coragulac

Alvie is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located along Baynes Road, in the Colac Otway Shire, north-west of Colac. It was named after a Scottish town of the same name, which was the birthplace of James Macpherson Grant, the Minister of Lands.[1] It is situated in what became a rich dairying, potato and onion growing area.[2]

A post office at Alvie opened on 27 June 1894[3] and was closed in 1978.

A railway branch line to Alvie from Colac was opened in 1923, mainly to assist the development of soldier settlement in the area after World War I. The line closed in 1954.[4]

Alvie has an Australian rules football team competing in the Colac & District Football League.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, B: Australian Place Names, page 5. ABC Books, 2006
  2. ^ "Alvie". otway.biz. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ "Alvie Line". Rail Geelong. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  5. ^ Full Points Footy, Alvie, retrieved 2008-07-25