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Poowong

Poowong is a small dairying town located in South Gippsland, in the Australian state of Victoria.

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  • Area:49.582 km2
  • Elevation:192 m
  • Population:643
  • Local Government Area:South Gippsland Shire Council

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Poowong is a small dairying town located in South Gippsland, in the Australian state of Victoria. At the 2016 census, Poowong had a population of 360.It is 111 kilometres (69 mi) from Melbourne and about eight kilometres (5 mi) north-west of Korumburra. # History The first application for land in the Parish of Poowong was made on 17 April 1874 by James Scott for 320 acres of allotment 5, the selection made on behalf on his son Robert Scott. Four more selectors pegged out allotments within the next twelve months. On part of the Scott land a store, pub and butcher's shop were built. The Poowong Hotel was built by 1880 but it was destroyed by fire in 1883.A Post Office opened around January 1878. The first survey of townships allotments took place in 1879.The heavily timbered and hilly nature of the area meant selectors took years to clear enough of their land to make a living from their selections. # Weather # Things to do

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