Dookie, Victoria

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Dookie
Victoria
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Dookie
Coordinates 36°20′0″S145°42′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.70000°E / -36.33333; 145.70000 Coordinates: 36°20′0″S145°42′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.70000°E / -36.33333; 145.70000
Population286 (2006 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3646
Elevation189 m (620 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Shepparton
State electorate(s) Shepparton
Federal Division(s) Nicholls
Mean max tempMean min tempAnnual rainfall
20.8 °C
69 °F
9.4 °C
49 °F
551.4 mm
21.7 in

Dookie ( /ˈdki/ [2] ) is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. It is situated in a valley between Mount Major and Mount Saddleback. Dookie is a farming community. At the 2016 census, Dookie had a population of 328. [1]

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Dookie is five minutes by car from Dookie College, jointly managed by the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and University of Melbourne since 2005. [3] Dookie has many sporting and community groups as well as a cycling track, the Dookie Rail Trail. [4] The Rail Trail was officially opened by the then mayor of Greater Shepparton Michael Polan in 2012.

The Post Office opened around February 1878, was replaced by Dookie Railway Station office in 1888 when the railway arrived, which was then renamed Dookie in 1901. [5]

The town has an Australian rules football team Dookie United Football Club competing in the Picola & District Football League.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dookie (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 April 2010. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN   1-876429-14-3
  3. Fiona Davis, TAFE providors named in ag course turnaround Archived 2008-08-08 at the Wayback Machine , Stock and Land, 2 September 2005. Accessed 8 September 2008
  4. "Dookie Rail Trail - Trail Search". www.railtrails.org.au. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  5. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 12 March 2021