Wandong

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Wandong
Victoria
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Wandong is located in Shire of Mitchell
Wandong
Wandong
Coordinates 37°21′S 145°01′E / 37.350°S 145.017°E / -37.350; 145.017Coordinates: 37°21′S 145°01′E / 37.350°S 145.017°E / -37.350; 145.017
Population 1,294 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3758
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mitchell
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Wandong:
Kilmore Broadford Waterford Park
Wallan Wandong Clonbinane
Wallan Heathcote Junction Upper Plenty

Wandong /ˈwɒndɒŋ/ is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne, on the Hume Highway. It adjoins the town of Heathcote Junction, and at the 2011 census, the two towns had a population of 1,294.[1] The main centre nearest Wandong is Kilmore.

Wandong Post Office opened on 9 October 1876.[2] The town has its own railway station on the Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton railway lines. The local school was originally situated to the south of Wandong/Heathcote Junction and was known as Lightwood Flat Common School when it opened in 1871.[3] The school was transferred to its current site in Wandong in 1882, and is currently known as Wandong Primary School.[3] The school was damaged slightly in the Black Saturday bushfires.[3]

The town hosts the Wandong Country Music Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wandong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wandong Primary School". Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 

External links[edit]

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