Barnawartha, Victoria

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Barnawartha
Victoria
BarnawarthaPostOffice.JPG
Post office
Barnawartha is located in Shire of Indigo
Barnawartha
Barnawartha
Coordinates 36°06′0″S 146°40′0″E / 36.10000°S 146.66667°E / -36.10000; 146.66667Coordinates: 36°06′0″S 146°40′0″E / 36.10000°S 146.66667°E / -36.10000; 146.66667
Population 518 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1860
Postcode(s) 3688
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Indigo
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Barnawartha is a small town located on the Hume Highway in regional north-east Victoria, Australia, approximately 299 kilometres (186 mi) from Melbourne on the banks of Indigo Creek which runs into the Murray River to the north.

History[edit]

Gustav and William Baumgarten were large land owners in Barnawartha prior to the township being settled. After serving prison time for supplying horses to the infamous Ned Kelly, William developed a large winery called Bogong, on the Murray River.[2] The township was surveyed and settled in 1860, the Post Office opening on 1 August 1860.[3]

Historic resources[edit]

The town contains a few historic buildings, such as the general store and Cheesely's Bootmakers shop (now used to store hay) a recently burnt and rebuilt pub, and a post office.

Sports[edit]

Barnawartha has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League. Golfers play at the Barnawartha Golf Club at the Havelock Street Recreation Reserve.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Barnawartha (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Victoria. Dept. of Crown Lands and Survey. Barnawartha North, County of Bogong 1881. MAP RM 2741/48". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Golf Select, Barnawartha, retrieved 2009-05-11