Yarroweyah

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Yarroweyah
Victoria
YarroweyahMemorialHall2.JPG
Yarroweyah Soldier Settlers Monument[1]
Yarroweyah is located in Shire of Moira
Yarroweyah
Yarroweyah
Coordinates 35°55′30.8″S 145°33′38.3″E / 35.925222°S 145.560639°E / -35.925222; 145.560639Coordinates: 35°55′30.8″S 145°33′38.3″E / 35.925222°S 145.560639°E / -35.925222; 145.560639
Population 528 (2011 census)[2]
Postcode(s) 3644
Elevation 113 m (371 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moira
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s) Murray
Localities around Yarroweyah:
Strathmerton Koonoomoo Cobram
Strathmerton Yarroweyah Cobram
Katunga Katunga Muckatah

Yarroweyah (/ˈjærəwə/ YARR-ə-wee-ə) is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Moira local government area, 251 kilometres (156 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne and 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Cobram. The town is situated near the intersection of Kenny Road, Kokoda Road and the Murray Valley Highway. At the 2011 census, Yarroweyah and the surrounding area had a population of 528.[2]

History[edit]

Yarroweyah Post Office opened on 1 January 1882. In 1888 it was renamed Yarroweyah South when a new Yarroweyah post office opened to the north. This latter office closed in 1976.[3]

After World War II, an extensive soldier settlement area was established to the south of Yarroweyah. The north-south roads built in the area were named after theatres of war, and the east-west roads after generals etc. (e.g. Tobruk, Labuan, Macarthur).[4]

For over a century, area residents drilled individual wells to supply their water needs. In 2003 it was proposed to create a municipal distribution system; the residents approved the proposal, and work began. Based on a Cobram to Strathmerton pipeline, the system began providing culinary water in 2005.[5] The Yarroweyah Football Club, nicknamed "The Hoppers", competing in the Picola & District Football League, are based in the town.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monument Australia
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yarroweyah (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Sim, Melanie (25 April 2005). "Farming life after the War". Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Goulburn Murray. Archived from the original on 26 May 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Taps Turn for Yarroweyah". Goulburn Valley Water. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  6. ^ Full Points Footy. "Yarroweyah". Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 

External links[edit]

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