Tarrawingee, Victoria

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Tarrawingee
Victoria
TarrawingeeHall.JPG
Public hall
Tarrawingee is located in Rural City of Wangaratta
Tarrawingee
Tarrawingee
Coordinates 36°23′24″S 146°26′59″E / 36.39000°S 146.44972°E / -36.39000; 146.44972Coordinates: 36°23′24″S 146°26′59″E / 36.39000°S 146.44972°E / -36.39000; 146.44972
Population 484 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3678
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Wangaratta
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s) Indi

Tarrawingee is a town in north eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Rural City of Wangaratta local government area, 261 kilometres (162 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Tarrawingee and the surrounding area had a population of 484.[1]

Food[edit]

The historic Plough Inn has both an à la carte restaurant, and a relaxed bistro.

Sport[edit]

The Tarrawingee Bulldogs field Australian Rules football teams and netball teams competing in the Ovens & King Football and Netball League. Between 1957 and 1965, a motor racing circuit was used by the North Eastern Car Club for meetings.[2] The circuit was located right next to the Australian rules football oval, which provided spectators with the luxury of a grandstand.[3] The last meeting was held on 4 April 1965, where multiple lap records were broken despite the track starting to break up.[2] A meeting was programmed for November 1965, but in July the North Eastern Car Club formally announced the closure of the circuit, probably due to the costs of resurfacing the track as well as meeting the safety rules demanded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tarrawingee (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Walker, Terry (1995). Fast Tracks - Australia's Motor Racing Circuits: 1904-1995. Wahroonga, NSW: Turton & Armstrong. p. 158. ISBN 0908031556. 
  3. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Tarrawingee". GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 1 April 2016.