Tarrington, Victoria

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Tarrington is located in Shire of Southern Grampians
Coordinates37°46′S 142°06′E / 37.767°S 142.100°E / -37.767; 142.100Coordinates: 37°46′S 142°06′E / 37.767°S 142.100°E / -37.767; 142.100
Population193 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Southern Grampians
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Wannon

Tarrington is a village in the Southern Grampians Shire in South-west Victoria, Australia close to Hamilton. It has a large Lutheran Church, along with a school, church, hall, oval, cafe/restaurant, computer repair service, quarry, day-care centre and a fire station. At the 2006 census, Tarrington had a population of 193.[1]

Hochkirch Victoria postmark 1894.jpg

Tarrington was formerly known as Bukecy or Hochkirch, named by Sorbian immigrants coming from the area of that name in Saxony, Germany.[citation needed] The town was settled in the early 1860s and the Hochkirch Post Office opened on 15 February 1861 (now closed and replaced by a hut that houses PO boxes) and renamed Tarrington on 1 March 1918 due to the anti-German sentiment of that time.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tarrington (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008