Eskdale, Victoria

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Eskdale
Victoria
Eskdale Main Street 003.JPG
Omeo Highway at Eskdale
Eskdale is located in Shire of Towong
Eskdale
Eskdale
Location in Shire of Towong, Victoria
Coordinates 36°28′S 147°15′E / 36.467°S 147.250°E / -36.467; 147.250Coordinates: 36°28′S 147°15′E / 36.467°S 147.250°E / -36.467; 147.250
Population 436 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3701
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Towong
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Eskdale is a small town near the major regional centre of Albury-Wodonga, in Victoria's north. It is situated in the Mitta Valley, near the river's confluence with the Little Snowy Creek, amongst the foothills of Mount Bogong. At the 2006 census, Eskdale and the surrounding area had a population of 436.[1]

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 July 1885.[2] A Beaufort bomber crashed[3] near Eskdale in 1945 during a training flight.

The Town today[edit]

Autumn foliage in the Main Street.

The town has a supermarket, cafe, post office, church, primary school, bowling green and a recently built sports complex. The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Mitta Mitta has an Australian Rules football team Mitta United competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Eskdale (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Kelly, Russell (2008). Going My Way. Mitta Mitta, Victoria: Wombat Gully Productions. p. 76. ISBN 9780957853324. 

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