Bullengarook, Victoria

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Bullengarook
Victoria
BullengarookSchool.JPG
Former Primary school
Bullengarook is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Bullengarook
Bullengarook
Coordinates 37°31′S 144°29′E / 37.517°S 144.483°E / -37.517; 144.483Coordinates: 37°31′S 144°29′E / 37.517°S 144.483°E / -37.517; 144.483
Population 681 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3437
Elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Bullengarook:
Trentham Woodend Macedon
Bullengarook Gisborne
Bacchus Marsh

Bullengarook /bəˈlʌŋɡərʊk/ is a locality in Victoria, Australia. The locality is centred on Bacchus Marsh Road, 14 kilometres (9 mi) from Gisborne towards Bacchus Marsh. Bullengarook is in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area. At the 2006 census, Bullengarook and the surrounding area had a population of 681.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The community is a small one. The local primary school closed down in 2007 when the number of enrolled students fell below twenty. There is a Country Fire Authority fire station and a Recreation Reserve. The Reserve land was donated to the Shire council by a local land owner and now provides a number of community facilities including but not limited to a tennis club, cricket ground facilities, a pavilion available to the public for rental and equestrian facilities for the local children's pony club and adult riders clubs.

There are no commercial facilities.

The nearest railway station is located in New Gisborne on the Bendigo railway line. The line was constructed between 1858 to 1861.[2]

History[edit]

The local lands were inhabited by the Wurundjeri people.

Earliest records show that Europeans settled in the area in 1850. Industry included slate and gold mining. Bullengarook Post Office opened on 24 February 1868 and the Bullengarook East office opened on 15 April 1880. Bullengarook closed in 1950; in 1972 Bullengarook East was renamed Bullengarook, closing in 1976.[3]

The local Bullengarook Bellows newspaper is still in production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bullengarook (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  2. ^ Gisborne and Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society Inc.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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