Nar Nar Goon, Victoria

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Nar Nar Goon
Victoria
NarNarGoon 6.jpg
Murals on the intersection of Nar Nar Goon Road and Carney Street
Population 1,012 (2016)[1]
Established 1865[2][3]
Postcode(s) 3812
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan
Localities around Nar Nar Goon:
Nar Nar Goon North Maryknoll Tynong North
Pakenham Nar Nar Goon Tynong
Koo Wee Rup Koo Wee Rup Cora Lynn

Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 61 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Nar Nar Goon recorded a population of 1,012 at the 2016 Census.

It is known as "The Mural Town" due to the numerous murals that have been painted upon a number of its old and historical buildings.

History[edit]

The name is thought to come from an Aboriginal name for the Water Rat.

The Post Office opened on 15 September 1881.[4]

After 1900 the railway line arrived.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The town contains a private and public school, each offering primary education, an active progress association, a CFA fire station, scout hall, community centre and hotel.

The town has its own railway station on the Gippsland line.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[6]

The cricket club in town is Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll which plays in the West Gippsland Cricket Association.[7]

The town also has a small number of shops and a pub.

The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum is also located in Nar Nar Goon.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Pakenham - Nar Nar Goon was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nar Nar Goon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The Land Selections.:Melbourne". The Argus (Melbourne) (6,098). Victoria, Australia. 21 December 1865. p. 6. Retrieved 3 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia. , ...The areas opened at Melbourne were six...Nar-nar-goon, comprising 9,375 acres, is situated about thirty miles S.E of Melbourne, on the township of Pakenham...
  3. ^ Nar Nar Goon Estate (cartographic Material). Melbourne: S.n., 1800. Print. Haughton Collection.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ "OUR LETTER BOX". Weekly Times (1,592). Victoria, Australia. 10 February 1900. p. 14. Retrieved 3 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia. , ...there is a new railway station getting built at Nar Nar Goon...
  6. ^ Full Points Footy, Nar Nar Goon, archived from the original on 7 October 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25 
  7. ^ http://www.nngmcc.com/

Coordinates: 38°04′55″S 145°34′30″E / 38.08194°S 145.57500°E / -38.08194; 145.57500