Strathmerton

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Strathmerton
Victoria
StrathmertonMurrayValleyHighway.JPG
Main street, Strathmerton
Strathmerton is located in Shire of Moira
Strathmerton
Strathmerton
Coordinates 35°55′0″S 145°29′0″E / 35.91667°S 145.48333°E / -35.91667; 145.48333Coordinates: 35°55′0″S 145°29′0″E / 35.91667°S 145.48333°E / -35.91667; 145.48333
Population 941 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3641
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moira
State electorate(s) Shepparton
Federal Division(s) Murray
Localities around Strathmerton:
New South Wales Ulupna Mywee, Koonoomoo
Bearii Strathmerton Yarroweyah
Yalca Katunga Katunga

Strathmerton is a small country town in Victoria, Australia.

It is located in the Shire of Moira local government area on the Murray Valley Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway, about 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Cobram. At the 2011 census, Strathmerton had a population of 941.[1]

History[edit]

Strathmerton Post Office opened on 1 September 1879. In 1888 on the arrival of the railway a Strathmerton Township Post Office opened near the station. In 1891 this was renamed Strathmerton.[2]

The local railway station was opened on the railway to Cobram in 1888, with the line to Tocumwal opened in 1905.[3] The last regular passenger service was in 1993.[4] Before road changes, Strathmerton was known as the intersection of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Murray Valley Highway and was the furthermost town directly north of Melbourne still in Victoria.

The Kraft factory in Strathmerton was acquired by Bega Cheese in December 2008 with Bega claiming that production will double in the following five years.[5]

Today[edit]

Strathmerton Public Hall

The town is served by the Strathmerton Primary School. Other than a few small businesses, the only industry of note is the large Bega Cheese factory. The surrounding rural area consists of mainly irrigated dairy and fruit farms. There are several beaches and camping spots just to the north of Strathmerton along the Murray River in and adjacent to the Barmah State Forest.

The local football team, Strathmerton Football Club competes in the Picola & District Football League. The Strathmerton Lawn Bowls Club is a popular social and recreational focal point for locals and visitors.

Golfers play at the course of the Strathmerton Golf Club.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Strathmerton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary. 
  4. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 77–82. 
  5. ^ "Production set to double at cheese plant". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  6. ^ Golf Select. "Strathmerton". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

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