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Nagambie

Nagambie is a town in Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:144.899 km2
  • Elevation:134 m
  • Population:1,886
  • Local Government Area:Shire of Strathbogie

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Nagambieis a town in Victoria, Australia. The city is on the Goulburn Valley Highway north of Seymour and in the Shire of Strathbogie. At the 2016 census, Nagambie had a population of 1,886. # History The Nagambie Region is within the Traditional lands of the Taungurung people, who are the first people of the rivers, valleys and mountains in this region.The Taungurung people lived according to the natural cycles and rhythms of the land moving through their country seasonally, occupying the more cooler mountain areas in summer and autumn and the tributaries of the Goulburn River in winter and spring. The Goulburn River at Nagambie, prior to the formation of the lakes through the creation of the Goulburn Weir, was the site of several lagoons, which along with nearby Reedy lake provided an ideal camping place for the Taungurung people. The river and the associated tributaries and wetlandsprovided an abundanceof food resources, emus, kangaroos, possums and wombats were hunted by Taungurung for food and clothing.The river ecosystem also provided fresh water fish, eels, crustaceans and waterfowl. Trading routes passed through the area and much prized Greenstone from a local quarry at Mt. Carmel, approximately 30km north west of Reedy Creek, it was used to make axes. Another well-known Greenstone Quarry is located at Mt William (Woi Wurrung Country) to the south. Taungurung people would travel between Reedy lake and Mt. Carmel for procurement of stone.Conveniently spaced camping places were used to make the journey along the trade route; from Gunn's swamp (now Waranga Basin), to the rock well at Whroo, and then to lake Cooper at the foothills of the Mt. Carmel Ranges. Taungurung people could also obtain quartz and silcrete for the manufacture of tools for hunting and food preparation from Mt. Balck (within the Helathcote-Graytown National Park) Today, Taungurung people still live on country and are very active in the protection and preservation of their culture and land. From the time of white settlement, a river crossing had been developed on the Goulburn River by overlanders following the route used by explorer Thomas Mitchell, and this was later used by the mail route from Melbourne to Sydney, established in 1838. A hotel, church and blacksmith were later set up, serving traffic traveling along the river system to Adelaide. The town was surveyed in 1868, with land sales in 1870.The Post Office opened on 2 May 1870, it was proclaimed as the private town of "Nagambie" in 1872, and the Nagambie railway station was opened in 1880. It is now served by V/Line on the Shepparton Line to Melbourne. Nagambie sits on the shores of Lake Nagambie, an artificial lake created by the Goulburn Weir in 1891, where rowing regattas and waterskiing tournaments are held.The town holds the Australian Rowing Championships semi-regularly. # Weather # Things to do

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