Marong

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Marong
Victoria
MarongShireHall.JPG
The former Shire Hall at Marong
Marong is located in City of Bendigo
Marong
Marong
Coordinates 36°44′S 144°08′E / 36.733°S 144.133°E / -36.733; 144.133Coordinates: 36°44′S 144°08′E / 36.733°S 144.133°E / -36.733; 144.133
Population 899 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3515
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Bendigo
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Division of Bendigo

Marong is a town in Victoria, Australia. At the 2011 census, Marong and the surrounding area had a population of 311.[1] It is 17 kilometres (11 mi) to the west of Bendigo. Its local government area is the City of Greater Bendigo. The town is at the junction of the Calder Highway (A79) and the Calder Alternate Highway (A790).

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1860.[2]

The Town today[edit]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Loddon Valley Football League known as the Marong Panthers.

Golfers play at the course of the Marong Golf Club on Ravenswood Road.[3]

There is also a primary school, Marong Primary School, and a kindergarten. The Marong Family Hotel is the local pub and the Marong Swimming pool provides the surrounding districts with aquatic facilities.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Marong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Marong, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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