Patchewollock

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Patchewollock
Victoria
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Patchewollock is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Patchewollock
Patchewollock
Coordinates 35°23′0″S 142°12′0″E / 35.38333°S 142.20000°E / -35.38333; 142.20000Coordinates: 35°23′0″S 142°12′0″E / 35.38333°S 142.20000°E / -35.38333; 142.20000
Population 322 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3491
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Patchewollock:
Torrita Walpeup, Ouyen Tempy
Big Desert Patchewollock Speed, Turriff
Yaapeet Hopetoun Lascelles

Patchewollock is a town in north-west Victoria, Australia. At the 2006 census, Patchewollock and the surrounding area had a population of 322.[1]

The name Patchewollock originated from two Aboriginal words: putje, plenty, and wallah, porcupine grass.[2]

The town was first established after the First World War when soldier settlement blocks were appearing in the area. A Post Office (originally a Receiving Office) opened on 27 July 1920.[3] Previous localities of Baring 35°24′S 142°04′E / 35.400°S 142.067°E / -35.400; 142.067 (Baring) with a post office open from 1926 to 1948, and Dering 35°22′S 142°19′E / 35.367°S 142.317°E / -35.367; 142.317 (Dering) with a post office open from 1923 to 1949, lie within that part of the Patchewollock locality in the Rural City of Mildura.

As at 2011, the township maintained a pub and a post office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Patchewollock (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Patchewollock". Yarriambiack Shire Council. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

External links[edit]

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