Thoona

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Thoona
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Thoona
Coordinates 36°20′0″S146°05′0″E / 36.33333°S 146.08333°E / -36.33333; 146.08333 Coordinates: 36°20′0″S146°05′0″E / 36.33333°S 146.08333°E / -36.33333; 146.08333
Population127 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3726
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Benalla
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) Indi

Thoona is a town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Rural City of Benalla local government area, 247 kilometres (153 mi) north east of the state capital Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Thoona and the surrounding area had a population of 474 dropping to just 127 ten years later. [1]

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea, to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Rural City of Benalla Local government area in Victoria, Australia

The Rural City of Benalla is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 3,843 square kilometres (1,484 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census had a population of almost 14,000.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

Thoona Post Office opened on 18 August 1882. [2] Thoona Primary School closed in 2015. [3]

The town itself is located on the edge of a small hill and the word Thoona is Aboriginal for “small hill”, also. The Warby Ranges are around 5 kilometres (3 mi) east. Thoona was home to the first co-operative butter factory in north-east Victoria. [4] In March each year Thoona hosts the Victorian Wheelie Bin championships. A documentary on the event was made in 2001. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Thoona (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  2. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. "Small school closures continue in rural Victoria". The Weekly Times. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. Preston, Matt (7 March 2009). "Thoona or later". The Age . Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  5. "Township Tour: Thoona". Film North East Victoria (cached). Film Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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