Major Plains, Victoria

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Major Plains
Victoria
Postcode(s) 3725 [1]
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Shepparton, City of Benalla
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)

Major Plains is a rural locality situated to the north-west of Benalla in Victoria, Australia. [1] It is 226 kilometres by road from Melbourne.

The main east-west roads in the locality are Dookie-Devenish Road, Major Plains Road and Gooroombat-Dookie College Road (Thomas Road), while the main north-south roads are Duggans Road, Benalla Boundary Road (which divides the local government areas) and Roberts Road. [2]

A primary school operated in the locality between 1918 and 1946. [3] The original Major Plains Post Office was opened on 1 July 1870 and was temporarily renamed as Devenish Post Office between 1874 and 1878 before closing in 1898. A post office was re-established in 1901 and operated until 1948. [4]

The heavy clay soil originally supported a Grey Box and Red Gum grassy woodland, and grassy wetlands to the north of Grogans Road. Native shrub species include Mallee Wattle ( Acacia montana ), Hedge Wattle ( Acacia paradoxa ), Golden Wattle ( Acacia pycnantha ) Sweet Bursaria ( Bursaria spinosa ) and Drooping Cassinia ( Cassinia arcuata ). [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Major Plains". Gazeteer of Australia. Geoscience Australia. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  2. "Interactive Map". Land.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  3. "Major Plains". Building Files:Primary Schools. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  4. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions – Environment. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  5. "Vegetation Profile for the Dookie Wetlands and Gilgai Plains" (PDF). Department of Natural Resources & Environment. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009.

Coordinates: 36°22′S145°48′E / 36.367°S 145.800°E / -36.367; 145.800