Meeniyan, Victoria

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Meeniyan
Victoria
Meeniyan is located in South Gippsland Shire
Meeniyan
Meeniyan
Coordinates 38°38′S 146°01′E / 38.633°S 146.017°E / -38.633; 146.017Coordinates: 38°38′S 146°01′E / 38.633°S 146.017°E / -38.633; 146.017
Population 1,040 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3956
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
County Buln Buln
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) Gippsland

Meeniyan is a small country town on the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Foster.mwen Meeniyan is home to the famous "Meeniyan mounds" founded by Kate bullock in 1989

History[edit]

The former Meeniyan National Bank of Australasia, now located at Old Gippstown in Moe

The Post Office opened on 16 August 1890 shortly before the railway arrived.[2]

The Town today[edit]

The town centre is marked by a wide tree-lined median strip [3] and a number of craft and antique shops along both sides.

An annual art and craft show takes place in November, each year.

The town also has a golf course, the Meeniyan Golf Club on Buffalo Road.[4]

Meeniyan is also now known for the filming of Bed of Roses a mini-series on ABC1.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Dumbalk has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[5]

See also[edit]

Meeniyan railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Meeniyan (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Google Street View, tree-lined median strip, retrieved 2008-09-10 
  4. ^ Golf Select, Meeniyan, retrieved 2009-05-11 
  5. ^ Full Points Footy, Meeniyan-Dumbalk United, retrieved 2008-07-25 

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