Toolamba, Victoria

Toolamba /tˈlæmbə/ is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. It is in the City of Greater Shepparton local government area, 181 kilometres (112 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Toolamba and the surrounding area had a population of 873.[1]

Toolamba
Victoria
Wren St, Toolamba with the Junction Hotel on the left
Toolamba
Coordinates36°29′S 145°19′E
Population873 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3614
Location
LGA(s)City of Greater Shepparton
State electorate(s)Shepparton
Federal Division(s)Nicholls

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1873. After the arrival of the railway this office closed and a Toolamba East office opened near the station, which was renamed Toolamba in 1895.[2]

The railway station of the same name is located on the Goulburn Valley railway line opened in 1880, but was closed to passenger traffic in 1987.[3] The station also serves as a junction with the line to Echuca. Currently the town has a General Store, Primary school (grades prep–6), a kindergarten, town hall and the Junction Hotel as well as a Bed and Breakfast.

A fire destroyed the primary school and kindergarten on Wednesday 3 February 2010. The school resumed back in Toolamba in March 2010 in a portable facility that was used until September 2012. The new school building was completed in October 2012.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Toolamba (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 August 2007.
  2. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary.
  4. Allison Jess (4 February 2010). "Toolamba Primary School destroyed". abc.net.au. ABC. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. "Toolamba Primary Rises From the Ashes". The Adviser. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

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