Kongwak

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Kongwak
Victoria
Kongwak is located in South Gippsland Shire
Kongwak
Kongwak
Coordinates 38°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
Population 193 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3951
Location
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) McMillan

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 2006 census, Kongwak had a population of 193.

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. You can see Richard's memorial park on the Kongwak Tennis Grounds area.

Kongwak Post Office opened on 11 May 1898.[2]

The Town today[edit]

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Inverloch has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[3]

The Kongwak Market is held every Sunday with collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants and books.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kongwak (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Inverloch_Kongwak, retrieved 2008-12-25 [dead link]
  4. ^ onlymelbourne.com.au, Kongwak Market, retrieved 2008-12-25