Walwa, Victoria

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Walwa
Victoria
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Main street
Walwa is located in Shire of Towong
Walwa
Walwa
Location in Shire of Towong, Victoria
Coordinates 35°58′S 147°44′E / 35.967°S 147.733°E / -35.967; 147.733Coordinates: 35°58′S 147°44′E / 35.967°S 147.733°E / -35.967; 147.733
Population 268 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3709
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Towong
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi

Walwa (/ˈwɒlwə/; Aboriginal for "a place of waters"), is a town in the Shire of Towong in north east Victoria, Australia. The town is located 1 kilometre from the Murray River on the former Murray Valley highway between Wodonga and Corryong. At the 2006 census, Walwa and the surrounding area had a population of 268.[1]

Across the river on the New South Wales side are the nearby towns of Jingellic and Tumbarumba.

History[edit]

A Post Office first opened on 1 March 1861 and closed in 1865. A Post Office again opened on 1 December 1885, although known as Walwa Creek from 1886 until 1905. Currently the Walwa Post Office is owned and operated by Belinda Mann, and services the areas of Walwa, Burrowye, Guys Forrest and Sandy Creek.[2]

Attractions[edit]

Pine Mountain a few kilometres out of Walwa, located in the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park is the largest monolith in the southern hemisphere at 1.5 times the size of Uluru (Ayres Rock).

Walwa includes a Medical Centre, a Country Fire Authority (CFA) fire station, the Walwa Pub, Upper Murray Holiday Resort, Riverside Caravan Park, Tennis Courts and a Football/Netball Club, Walwa Primary School, Jemba Rock Crafts and Gifts, a B&B, Country Tractor Service, Veterinary Clinic, Panel Beaters, Radio station (Radio Upper Murray RUM), Community Op Shop.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Upper Murray Football League known as the Border-Walwa Magpies.

Golfers play at the course of the Walwa Golf Club on Murray River Road.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Walwa (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Walwa, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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