Bahgallah, Victoria

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Coordinates 37°38′S141°23′E / 37.633°S 141.383°E / -37.633; 141.383 Coordinates: 37°38′S141°23′E / 37.633°S 141.383°E / -37.633; 141.383
Population35 (2016) [1]
Postcode(s) 3312
LGA(s) Shire of Glenelg
State electorate(s) South-West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Bahgallah is an isolated farming town in Victoria, Australia. It is located south of the Glenelg Highway. At the 2016 census, Bahgallah recorded a population of 35. [1]


Traditional Ownership

The formally recognised Traditional Owners for the area in which Bahgallah sits are the Gunditjmara People. [2] The Gunditjmara People are represented by the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. [3]


As of the 2016 census, 35 people resided in Bahgallah. The median age of persons in Bahgallah was 54 years. [1] There were more males than females with 57.5% of the population male and 42.5% female. [1] The average household size is 1.7 people per household. [1]


A wooden school was built in Bahgallah in 1875. [1] Prior to the school being built few children in the area travelled to denominational schools in Tasmania or attended one of the three schools in Casterton. [4] A proposal was made in 1872 by a local committee to build a school in Bahgallah and in 1875 the school was opened with 20 students. [4] By the end of that year 55 children had enrolled. [4] Until the present day, 35 teachers have taught more than 800 children in this school. [4]

An honor roll board in Balgallah Soldiers Memorial Hall remembers 38 Old Scholars ad 14 District Volunteers who signed up for World War I. [5] [6] Of those, 15 lost their lives in the war. [5]

Reference List

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bahgallah (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 June 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Map of formally recognised traditional owners". Aboriginal Victoria. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. "Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation". Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Bahgallah SS 1586". Casterton & District Historical Society. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  5. 1 2 "The villages that can never forget the boys they lost in Flanders". The Age. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  6. "Bahgallah Old Scholars & District Volunteers Honour Roll". Casterton & District Historical Society. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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