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Lake Boga

Lake Boga ( ) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located next to the lake of the same name.

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  • Area:63.649 km2
  • Elevation:74 m
  • Population:985
  • Local Government Area:Swan Hill Rural City Council

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Lake Boga ( ) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located next to the lake of the same name. It is situated within the Rural City of Swan Hill within the Mallee region of north-west Victoria. At the 2016 census, Lake Boga had a population of 985. The town is located 325 kilometres (202 mi) north west of Melbourne and 17 kilometres (11 mi) south east of the regional centre Swan Hill. # History The Wemba-Wemba Indigenous Australian people occupied the lake for thousands of years before the arrival of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell in June 1836. Two German Moravian missionaries, Reverend A.F.C. Täger and Reverend F.W. Spieseke, establishedLake Boga mission in 1851. The mission closed in 1856 due to lack of converts, disputes with local authorities and hostilities from local landholders. The Moravian Church established a subsequent mission site near Lake Hindmarsh in 1859 (see Ebenezer Mission).The Post Office opened on 8 August 1887.During WW2, a secret air force base was located near the town. # Weather # Things to do

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