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Tooradin

Tooradin is a town in Victoria, Australia, 57 km south east from the central business district of Melbourne.

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  • Area:27.728 km2
  • Elevation:10 m
  • Population:1,568
  • Local Government Area:City of Casey

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Tooradin is a town in Victoria, Australia, 57 km south east from the central business district of Melbourne. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2016 census, Tooradin had a population of 1,568. # History Tooradin was originally settled by the Western Port Indigenous people called the Boon wurrung. They had their traditional lands for many thousands of years. The explorer William Hovell visited the area in 1827, he saw evidence of Van Diemens Land sealers had left at their temporary camps on the foreshore of Western Port Bay. The sealers had been operating since the early 1800s. In 1839 saw settlers with their cattle establish runs and settle in the area. Work commenced at draining swamps and improving drainage for pasture. The township was first surveyed in 1854. Tooradin has always been a fishing village that nestled on the foreshore. The Post Office opened on 21 May 1877.The railway passed by north of the town by 2 1/2 miles in 1885. A station was created and the fishing industry relied heavily on the railway to transport freshly caught fish to Melbourne. The railways also transported local produce, cattle, sheep and crops were raised on the land and sent to market. # Weather # Things to do The town has some attractions such as Sawtell's Inlet, and an old historic weatherboard Fishermans Cottage. It is a popular stopping place for people travelling to Phillip Island. The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Dalmore has an Australian Rules football team (Tooradin-Dalmore) competing in the [West Gippsland Football Netball Competition ].

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