Dooen, Victoria

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Dooen
Victoria
Dooen is located in Rural City of Horsham
Dooen
Dooen
Coordinates 36°40′S 142°17′E / 36.667°S 142.283°E / -36.667; 142.283Coordinates: 36°40′S 142°17′E / 36.667°S 142.283°E / -36.667; 142.283
Population 544 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3401
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Horsham
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Mallee

Dooen is a small town situated in the Wimmera region, Western Victoria, Australia. The Henty Highway between Mildura and Portland passes through the tiny town. At the 2006 census, Dooen and the surrounding area had a population of 544.[1]

Dooen Post Office opened on 1 September 1877 and closed in 1982.[2] The Old Dooen pub is one of the few remaining occupied buildings and is popular amongst the agricultural students of Longerenong College. The Dooen School closed in 1994, the Dooen Hall is all that remains on the site.[citation needed]

Communications[edit]

The ABC Western Victoria transmitter at Dooen, named 594 3WV, was built in 1936. The mast is 201 metres tall and the transmitter generates 50 kilowatts of energy, with only 13 other more powerful broadcast towers in Australia. The lattice work at the top of the mast is 19 metres in diameter.[3][citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal (aka inland port) opened on the Western standard gauge line at Dooen in August 2012. By 2014 over 700 ISO containers were moving through the terminal each week, on one of nine weekly intermodal trains between Melbourne and Dooen.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dooen (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/02/12/3428813.htm?site=centralvic
  4. ^ ERIN McFADDEN (10 Jan 2014). "Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal up and running". The Wimmera Mail-Times. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 

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