Talk:Latrobe Valley

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Traralgon bias?[edit]

I was born in Traralgon and I like the town more than Morwell, but I think this article is biased towards Traralgon. For a start, there has never been a 'main town' for the Latrobe city council. Certainly the main offices have been based there, but they are now based in Morwell, and I dont think Traralgon has ever had a truly leading administrative role in the valley. Jwhat1 14:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Churchill Links[edit]

I've updated the links for Churchill to Churchill, Victoria, as Churchill links to the PM. I got here through a task from the Canadian site, but I guess someone had to do it. --JonGDixon (talk) 20:39, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Physical boundaries of the valley[edit]

As a (Yarragon-born) geographer, I was surprised to see Drouin and Warragul mentioned as being part of the Latrobe Valley. Blue ribbon Warragul has for some decades tried to distance itself from the more urban bolshy working class of the valley and has not considered itself a part of the Latrobe valley. Both towns sit on a lobe of hills that extend north from Ellinbank joining the foothills of the Baw Baws in the Neerim District. The western end of the valley proper starts just east of Darnum, and is obvious when driving as the highway hits the Yarragon and Trafalgar flats. The little Moe River crossing there also marks the edge of the Latrobe basin. (I believe there is even a sign at Yarragon marking the start of the Latrobe valley.) Otherwise, the overt physical borders of the Baw Baw foothills and the Strzeleckis give shape to the valley as it extends east towards Morwell. Where the valley's western boundary lays may be more reliant upon tradition than a physical marker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:44, 6 June 2012 (UTC) PS. A quick view of the Warragul wikipedia page will confirm its complete political and geographical disassociation from the L.valley! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:57, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Second this, the Latrobe Valley has never included Warrragul and Drouin, by either the definition of Latrobe Valley people or Warragul/Drouin People. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:54, 12 May 2013 (UTC)