Iona, Victoria

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Iona
Victoria
Iona is located in Victoria
Iona
Iona
Coordinates 38°09′S 145°41′E / 38.150°S 145.683°E / -38.150; 145.683Coordinates: 38°09′S 145°41′E / 38.150°S 145.683°E / -38.150; 145.683
Population 363 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3815
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) Flinders

Iona is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Iona and Vervale combined had a population of 363.[1] Mainly vegetable growing i.e. potato, asparagus and dairy farming.

History[edit]

Bunyip South Post Office opened on 26 August 1898, was renamed Iona in 1905 and closed in 1977.[2] St Josephs Catholic Church at Iona was opened on December 16,1900 by the Reverend Father Gleeson [3] The original building was replaced in 1940 by the existing brick building. [4]St Josephs Catholic School opened on April 11, 1915.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Iona". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Bunyip: Roman Catholic Church". 
  4. ^ a b Smith, Damian (2005). 100 years of a Catholic Faith Community: St Joseph's Iona 1905-2005. St Joseph's Iona.