Koorlong, Victoria

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Koorlong
Victoria
KoorlongStore.jpg
Store at Koorlong
Koorlong is located in Rural City of Mildura
Koorlong
Koorlong
Coordinates 34°17′S 142°05′E / 34.283°S 142.083°E / -34.283; 142.083Coordinates: 34°17′S 142°05′E / 34.283°S 142.083°E / -34.283; 142.083
Population 957 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3501
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Mildura
Region Sunraysia
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Koorlong:
Merbein South Birdwoodton Mildura
Merrinee Koorlong Irymple, Cardross
Merrinee Carwarp Red Cliffs

Koorlong is a locality in Victoria, Australia located approximately 15 km south west of Mildura.

Located in Koorlong is the 1/8 mile Sunset Strip dragstrip, the Jambaroo Park motorcycle sports complex and the Koorlong Primary School. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1912.[3]

1943 mid-air collision[edit]

On 21 January 1943, two RAAF Wirraway trainers collided over the town.[4] 3 crew members were killed, with only the instructor of one aircraft surviving.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Koorlong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived 25 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ a b Dunn, Peter. "COLLISION OF TWO WIRRAWAYS OVER KOORLONG, VIC ON 21 JANUARY 1943". www.ozatwar.com. Retrieved 30 January 2013.