Kongwak

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Kongwak
Victoria
Kongwak is located in South Gippsland Shire
Kongwak
Kongwak
Coordinates38°31′S 145°43′E / 38.517°S 145.717°E / -38.517; 145.717Coordinates: 38°31′S 145°43′E / 38.517°S 145.717°E / -38.517; 145.717
Population197 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3951
Location
LGA(s)South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Monash

Kongwak is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Korumburra to Wonthaggi Road southeast of Melbourne, in the South Gippsland Shire. At the 2016 census, Kongwak had a population of 197.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Inverloch has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[2]

The Kongwak Market is held every Sunday with collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants, and books.[3]

History[edit]

The land around Kongwak was largely cleared of native vegetation and is now used for agriculture, including dairying. This land was cleared by two brothers, Richard Nutter Scott and Frederick John Scott. Richard's memorial park can be seen on the Kongwak tennis grounds.

Kongwak Post Office opened on 11 May 1898.[4]

Williams St is prominent in the Main St with three brothers; Alfred, George, and William all serving in the first World War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kongwak (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 January 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Inverloch_Kongwak, retrieved 25 December 2008[dead link]
  3. ^ onlymelbourne.com.au, Kongwak Market, retrieved 25 December 2008
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008