Murrayville, Victoria

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Murrayville
Victoria
MurrayvilleReedStreet2.JPG
Reed St, in Murrayville
Murrayville is located in Rural City of Mildura
Murrayville
Murrayville
Coordinates 35°15′44″S 141°11′0″E / 35.26222°S 141.18333°E / -35.26222; 141.18333Coordinates: 35°15′44″S 141°11′0″E / 35.26222°S 141.18333°E / -35.26222; 141.18333
Population 444 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3512
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Mildura
Region Sunraysia
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Murrayville:
Murray-Sunset Murray-Sunset Murray-Sunset
Carina Murrayville Cowangie
Big Desert Big Desert Big Desert

Murrayville is a town on the section of the Mallee Highway between Ouyen and the South Australian border. It is about 24 kilometres (15 mi) east of the South Australian border and 536 kilometres (333 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne, but 268 kilometres (167 mi) east of Adelaide. At the 2006 census, Murrayville had a population of 444.

The local school, Murrayville Community College is a P-12 school.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 November 1910.[3]

The area of the locality contains a number of smaller areas namely Duddo which had a post office open from 1913 until 1918, Duddo Wells with a post office from 1914 until 1950, Danyo with a post office from 1912 (when the railway arrived) until 1975, and Goongee.[3]

Industry[edit]

The town's main industry is cereal crops, sheep and cattle, other industries are potato farming and other small crops. Irrigation is only supplied to the potato farms by an underground basin of high quality water.

Sport and culture[edit]

The town's dramatic society has been running for 46 years straight.[citation needed]

Golfers play at the Murrayville Golf Club.[4]

During Easter 2010, Murrayville celebrated its centenary. Visitors from all over Australia attended with 1300 dinner meals delivered on the Saturday night and 900 for the Sunday evening meal. Included in the attractions were a collection of antique farm machinery, a display of old cars, an animal nursery, a bucking bull and a dual carriage small motorised train.

Residents[edit]

Murrayville is the birthplace of former Formula One driver and six time Bathurst 1000 winner Larry Perkins. Olympic basketballer Rachael Sporn was also born in Murrayville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Murrayville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Travelmate
  3. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Golf Select, Murrayville, retrieved 2009-05-11 

External links[edit]

Media related to Murrayville, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons