Dargo, Victoria

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Dargo
Victoria
ProspectorsHut Dargo.jpg
Prospector's hut Upper Dargo, 1870
Dargo is located in Shire of Wellington
Dargo
Dargo
Coordinates 37°29′S 147°16′E / 37.483°S 147.267°E / -37.483; 147.267Coordinates: 37°29′S 147°16′E / 37.483°S 147.267°E / -37.483; 147.267
Population 144 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3862
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Wellington
State electorate(s) Gippsland East
Federal Division(s) Gippsland

Dargo is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 348 kilometres (216 mi) east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Wellington. At the 2006 census, Dargo and the surrounding area had a population of 144.[1]

The town provided a stopover for Victorian Gold Rush miners on their way to the goldfields of Grant, Talbotville, and Crooked River. The Post Office opened on 18 March 1868.[2]

Today the town is a producer of timber, and stockmen seasonally reside on the nearby Dargo High Plains. The town is a popular destination for four-wheel drive enthusiasts, bushwalkers, sambar deer hunters, and trout fisherman. An annual Walnut Festival formerly ran through the Australian Easter holiday period and was usually well attended.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dargo (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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