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Devenish

Devenish is a town in northern Victoria, Australia within the Rural City of Benalla local government area, 230 kilometres (143 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne.

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  • Area:97.272 km2
  • Elevation:147 m
  • Population:197
  • Local Government Area:Benalla Rural City Council

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Devenish is a town in northern Victoria, Australia within the Rural City of Benalla local government area, 230 kilometres (143 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne.At the 2011 census, Devenish and the surrounding area had a population of 360, declining to 197 by 2016. # History The Post Office opened on 9 June 1877 as Broken Creek and was renamed Devenish in 1878. In 1883 on the arrival of the railway, the office was moved and named Devenish Railway Station, reverting to Devenish in about 1889 as the township developed.An earlier office dating from 1870, Major Plains, was known as Devenish from 1874 until 1878.The Devenish concrete grain silos were built between the railway line and the main street and opened to receive wheat in December 1943. Later the Bulk Oat storage building was built in 1965. # Weather # Things to do

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