Vervale, Victoria

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Vervale
Victoria
Vervale is located in Victoria
Vervale
Vervale
Coordinates 38°08′S 145°40′E / 38.133°S 145.667°E / -38.133; 145.667Coordinates: 38°08′S 145°40′E / 38.133°S 145.667°E / -38.133; 145.667
Population 39 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s) 3814
Location 71 km (44 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Flinders

Vervale is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 71 kilometres (44 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Vervale recorded a population of 39 at the 2016 Census.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened as Kirwan's in 1909, was renamed Vervale in 1917 and closed in 1967.[2] The Post Office and General Store was taken over by James and Edith McMannis in 1916.[3] It closed in 1967 after the death of Mrs McMannis who died 4 June 1967, Mr McMannis having already predeceased her, passing away on April 9 1959.[4]

Vervale was one of the first places in Victoria where asparagus was grown commercially.[5] Mr Thomas Roxburgh first grew asparagus on his Vervale farm in 1912.[6]

The school at Vervale, located on the corner of Thirteen Mile Road and Main Drain Road, opened in 1894 as Koo-Wee-Rup North No. 3201, it changed its name to Bunyip South in 1899 and changed its name again in 1905 to Iona State School.[7] The school closed in December 1993.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The joint population of Vervale and Iona in the 2011 Census, was 363, 196 males and 167 females.[9]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Pakenham - Vervale was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Vervale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Iona Ward". Shire of Berwick Rate Books. 1916. 
  4. ^ "Kayemac's Cemetery Index: Bunyip Cemetery". 
  5. ^ "Asparagus Culture. - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - 8 May 1912". Trove. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Estate of Mr Thomas Roxburgh - To the editor of the Argus. - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - 9 Nov 1934". Trove. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  7. ^ Blake, L.J (1973). Vision and Realisation: a centenary history of State Education in Victoria. Victoria - Education Department. 
  8. ^ Nest, Denise (1994). On the edge of the Swamp: a history of the Iona Primary School, No. 3201, 1894 - 1994. Iona Primary School Back-to Committee. ISBN 0646169173. 
  9. ^ "Australian Burean of Statistics - Census Data".