Tyrendarra

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Tyrendarra
Victoria
TyrendarraShowgroundsHall.JPG
Hall in the showgrounds at Tyrendarra
Tyrendarra is located in Shire of Glenelg
Tyrendarra
Tyrendarra
Coordinates 38°13′0″S 141°47′0″E / 38.21667°S 141.78333°E / -38.21667; 141.78333Coordinates: 38°13′0″S 141°47′0″E / 38.21667°S 141.78333°E / -38.21667; 141.78333
Population 243 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3285
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Glenelg
State electorate(s) South-West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Tyrendarra /ˈtɪərəndərə/ is a locality in south west Victoria, Australia. The locality is split between the Shire of Glenelg and the Shire of Moyne local government areas, with most being in the former. It is on the Princes Highway, 338 kilometres (210 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne. The Tyrendarra township lies within a bend of Darlot Creek, before it enters the Fitzroy River—which also flows through the locality. At the 2006 census, Tyrendarra and the surrounding area had a population of 243.[1]

The area was settled in the 1870s and a Post Office opened around February 1879 and closed in 2000.[2]

Tyrendarra is well known for the Tyrendarra Pastoral and Agricultural show and the Tyrendarra Rodeo which are held each year at the Tyrendarra sports reserve.

It has a football team playing in the South West District Football League.

An unusual feature of the village is that it long had two churches and no hotel.

The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape - Tyrendarra Area on the Australian National Heritage List lies on the Tyrendarra lava flow between the Fitzroy River and Darlot Creek close to the township.

People from Tyrendarra[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tyrendarra (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11-04-2008  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Tyrendarra at Wikimedia Commons