Lake Terang

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Lake Terang was a lake near Terang, Victoria. Following European settlement of the area surrounding the lake in the 19th century the lake began to dry out. It was drained in the 1960s[1] and is now used as a recreation area, for agriculture and as part of the Terang Golf Course.[2][3]

The sediments of Lake Terang go back 350,000 years and are of significant interest for palaeoecology and the geologic history of western Victoria.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ the former Lake Terang that was drained for public health reasons in the early 1960s Archived 7 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Terang Park, Environmental Places of Interest - Corangamite Shire Council
  2. ^ Terang - Victoria - Australia - Travel,, ...Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet...spent much time studying the life in and around Lake Terang (now drained)...
  3. ^ Water returns to Lake Terang under revitalisation project, By Kate Zwagerman, 28 Jul 2015, The Standard
  4. ^ Lake Terang - OLD, VRO, ...Lake Terang is a dry (drained) lake just over 1 km in diameter...
  5. ^ A Late Pleistocene and Holocene pollen record from Lake Terang, Western Plains of Victoria, Australia, By D.M. D'Costa. and A.P. Kershaw, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 113, Issue 1, January 1995, Pages 57-67, ScienceDirect
  6. ^ The last million years around Lake Keilambete

Coordinates: 38°15′S 142°55′E / 38.250°S 142.917°E / -38.250; 142.917