Euroa

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Euroa
Victoria
1 euroa aerial panorama 2018.jpg
Aerial panorama of Euroa
Euroa is located in Shire of Strathbogie
Euroa
Euroa
Coordinates36°45′S 145°34′E / 36.750°S 145.567°E / -36.750; 145.567Coordinates: 36°45′S 145°34′E / 36.750°S 145.567°E / -36.750; 145.567
Population3,275 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3666
Elevation175 m (574 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Strathbogie
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Indi
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.0 °C
70 °F
9.4 °C
49 °F
639.7 mm
25.2 in

Euroa is a town in the Shire of Strathbogie in the north-east of Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Euroa's population was 3,275.[1]

The name Euroa comes from an Aboriginal word in the old local dialect meaning 'joyful'.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Seven Creeks Park Euroa

Major T.L. Mitchell camped on the banks of the Seven Creeks at Euroa during his 1836 "Australia Felix" expedition. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1854 in the old town, as the township was settled.[2]

Euroa's claim to fame is that the National Bank was robbed by Ned Kelly in 1878. Much of the region's wealth once came from sheep but now it comes from horse studs.

The Euroa Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1990.[3]

Heritage sites[edit]

Euroa contains a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 1 Binney Street: National Bank of Australasia Building[4]
  • 90 Binney Street: Euroa Post Office[5]
  • 99 Binney Street: Euroa Court House[6]

Facilities[edit]

Euroa is roughly midway between Melbourne and Albury. The area is geographically very flat, as the town is located in the huge Goulburn Valley, however the Strathbogie Ranges are not far away.

Euroa contains several retirement villages, one high school, two primary schools (one Catholic) a Chinese restaurant called the Flam Shan and a lovely golf club where no thongs or singlets are allowed.

Euroa also has a range of accommodation options such as the Euroa Motor Inn, Castle Creek Motor Inn, Jolly Swagman Motor Inn and Accommodation Euroa.

The town is home to the Shire of Strathbogie headquarters. The shire was established as part of the conservative Kennett government mass rationalisation across Victoria in the 1990s. Shire of Strathbogie incorporates the former Shires of Euroa, Violet Town, and Goulburn.

The town was bypassed by a deviation of the Hume Highway that was constructed around 1992.

The town is located on the main North East railway, and is served by V/Line passenger services from Euroa station.

Schools[edit]

St John's Primary School[edit]

St John's is Euroa's only Catholic primary school and has served the Euroa community since 1921. The school has an approximate enrolment of 180 students and, from its founding until 2002, the school was run by the Sisters of Mercy.[7]

The current principal is Paul Mahe.[7]

Euroa Primary School[edit]

Euroa Primary School (School Number: 1706) is the town's only government-run primary school.[8] Euroa Primary School No:1706 is located in picturesque central Victoria, Australia, and has an enrolment of 180 students. There is a mixture of historical, refurbished, and modern open plan buildings, with extensive playgrounds and an oval. This is the best primary school in Euroa! [8]

Euroa Secondary College[edit]

Euroa Secondary College (School Number: 7820) is the only secondary school in the Shire of Strathbogie and, in 2007, had an enrolment of 371 students. These students come from the surrounding area including Nagambie, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Violet Town.[9] The current principal is Ms Leanne Whinfield[9]

Sport[edit]

The town has an Australian rules football team, the "Euroa Magpies", competing in the Goulburn Valley Football League.[10]

In June 1952, during the 1952 VFL season, a senior Victorian Football League (VFL) game was played at Euroa Oval. The match was organised as part of an effort by the Australian National Football Council (ANFC) to promote the sport, and the other matches in the round were played in Albury, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, and Yallourn (all non-standard venues). The match in Euroa drew a crowd estimated at 7,500 people.[11][12]

Golfers play at the course of the Euroa Golf Club on Walters Road.[13]

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Euroa (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Review of Legal Services in Rural and Regional Victoria" (PDF). Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Committee. May 2001. pp. 291–292. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Former National Bank". Victorian Heritage Database (Victorian Heritage Register). Heritage Council of Victoria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Euroa Post Office (Place ID 106201)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Euroa Court House". Victorian Heritage Database (Victorian Heritage Register). Heritage Council of Victoria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "St John's Primary School Euroa". Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b Schools Online - Details
  9. ^ a b Euroa Secondary College
  10. ^ Full Points Footy, Euroa, retrieved 25 July 2008
  11. ^ Frank Walsh (18 June 1952). "Yallourn says "come again"". Sporting Globe. Melbourne. p. 12.
  12. ^ Euroa - All Games, AFL Tables. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  13. ^ Golf Select, Euroa, retrieved 11 May 2009

External links[edit]

Media related to Euroa at Wikimedia Commons

Euroa travel guide from Wikivoyage