Deans Marsh, Victoria

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Deans Marsh
Victoria
DeansMarshFormerChurch.JPG
A former church at Deans Marsh
Deans Marsh is located in Surf Coast Shire
Deans Marsh
Deans Marsh
Coordinates 38°23′S 143°53′E / 38.383°S 143.883°E / -38.383; 143.883Coordinates: 38°23′S 143°53′E / 38.383°S 143.883°E / -38.383; 143.883
Population 631 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3235
Location
LGA(s) Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Deans Marsh:
Birregurra Birregurra Bambra
Whoorel Deans Marsh Boonah
Murroon Pennyroyal Benwerrin

Deans Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 23 kilometres (14 mi) inland from Lorne. At the 2006 census, Deans Marsh and the surrounding area had a population of 631.[1] Deans Marsh is part of the Otway Harvest Trail, with the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens nearby. There are three wineries in the area - Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan and Gosling Creek.

History[edit]

Deans Marsh Post Office opened on 3 November 1866.[2]

The Forrest railway line branched from Birregurra, reached Deans Marsh on 19 December 1899, and extended through to Forrest on 5 June 1891. The line closed in 1957.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Deans Marsh is the birthplace of the renowned Wagnerian soprano Marjorie Lawrence (1907–1979).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Deans Marsh (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Birregurra Station". Rail Geelong. Retrieved 2012-06-14.