Kerrie, Victoria

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Kerrie
Victoria
KerrieHall2.JPG
Kerrie Public Hall
Kerrie is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Kerrie
Kerrie
Coordinates 37°23′S 144°42′E / 37.383°S 144.700°E / -37.383; 144.700Coordinates: 37°23′S 144°42′E / 37.383°S 144.700°E / -37.383; 144.700
Population 124 (?)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 3434
Elevation 630 m (2,067 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Kerrie:
Hesket Rochford Romsey
Cherokee Kerrie Romsey
Riddells Creek Riddells Creek Monegeetta

Kerrie /ˈkɛri/ is a small town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia, featuring a town hall (1934) and the closed Kerrie State School (c. 1877).[1] The school was closed in 1991, but remains an important venue for community meetings and events. The buildings and grounds are heritage listed[2] and underwent external restoration during 2009-2010. Near the hall are the former tennis courts, now overgrown and in a state of disrepair.

The Kerrie Valley is the source of domestic water for the nearby town of Romsey. The catchment reservoir consists of a dam on a tributary of the Bolinda Creek.

Kerrie Post Office opened on 10 July 1891 and closed in 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Gavin (1994). All Wild and Lonely Bush. Romsey: Shire of Romsey Book Committee. ISBN 0-646-23834-5. 
  2. ^ Heritage Victoria. "Former Kerrie Primary School No.1290". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.