Cudgewa, Victoria

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Cudgewa
Victoria
CudgewaMainStreet.JPG
The main street of Cudgewa
Cudgewa is located in Shire of Towong
Cudgewa
Cudgewa
Location in Shire of Towong, Victoria
Coordinates 36°11′30″S 147°46′20″E / 36.19167°S 147.77222°E / -36.19167; 147.77222Coordinates: 36°11′30″S 147°46′20″E / 36.19167°S 147.77222°E / -36.19167; 147.77222
Population 237 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3705
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Towong
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Cudgewa is a small town in the Australian state of Victoria. The town is located adjacent to the Murray Valley Highway, 429 kilometres (267 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne. Part of the Shire of Towong local government area, at the 2006 census Cudgewa and the surrounding district had a population of 237.[1]

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park and Mount Mitta Mitta Regional Park are close to the town.

History[edit]

Cudgewa Post Office opened on 2 June 1879. A Cudgewa North Post Office was open for periods between 1906 and 1930.[2]

The township was the last railway station on the Cudgewa railway line. The station was opened on Thursday, 5 May 1921 and closed on Sunday, 1 March 1981.

The town also had a tennis team.

Upper Murray Football League[edit]

The town has a football team involved with the Upper Murray Football League, an Australian Rules Football competition which began in 1893. Cudgewa Blues played its first season in 1893 and is one of three foundation clubs. Over the many years the club has produced many premiership winning teams most recently the back to back flags of 1999 & 2000. The club also uses the same jumpers as the Carlton FC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cudgewa (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11