Tangambalanga

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Tangambalanga
Victoria
TangambalangaWarMemorial.JPG
War memorial with the football ground in the background
Tangambalanga is located in Shire of Indigo
Tangambalanga
Tangambalanga
Coordinates 36°14′0″S 147°02′0″E / 36.23333°S 147.03333°E / -36.23333; 147.03333Coordinates: 36°14′0″S 147°02′0″E / 36.23333°S 147.03333°E / -36.23333; 147.03333
Population 439 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3691
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Indigo
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Tangambalanga /ˈtæŋəmbəlæŋə/,[citation needed] or Tangam for short, is a town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. It is approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of the regional centre of Wodonga, in the Kiewa Valley, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Hume Weir. The residential district located near the intersection with the Kiewa Valley Highway is known as "Kiewa", with Tangambalanga proper beginning on the other side of the small valley flood plain. At the 2006 census, Tangambalanga had a population of 439.[1]

The town's name is derived from the Aboriginal Pallangaganmiddah Tribe's word (Tan-gam-bool-am) for the white clawed lobster, Murray crayfish.[2] Tangambalanga Post Office opened on 1 December 1911.[3]

Situated in a valley, the town exists around the dairy and cheese factory of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative, which processes milk for the fresh milk market, as well as butter and cheese.[citation needed]

The town also contains a child care centre, kindergarten, swimming pool, football and cricket fields, vet clinic, mechanic, the Kiewa Valley Primary School, two general stores, a pharmacy and a pub. Most shopping is done in Albury-Wodonga, and many residents commute to the larger centre for work.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tangambalanga (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Tangambalanga : Pallanganmiddah tribe
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

External links[edit]

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