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Vervale

Vervale is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 71 kilometres (44 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area.

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  • Area:7.009 km2
  • Elevation:25 m
  • Population:39
  • Local Government Area:Cardinia Shire Council

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Vervale is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 71 kilometres (44 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Vervale recorded a population of 39 at the 2016 Census. # History The Post Office opened as Kirwan's in 1909, was renamed Vervale in 1917 and closed in 1967.The Post Office and General Store was taken over by James and Edith McMannis in 1916. It closed in 1967 after the death ofMrs McMannis who died 4 June 1967, Mr McMannis having already predeceased her, passing away on April 9, 1959.Vervale was one of the first places in Victoria where asparagus was grown commercially. Mr Thomas Roxburgh first grew asparagus on his Vervale farm in 1912.The school at Vervale, located on the corner of Thirteen Mile Road and Main Drain Road, opened in 1894 as Koo-Wee-Rup North No. 3201, it changed its name to Bunyip South in 1899 and changed its name again in 1905 to Iona State School. The school closed in December 1993. # Weather # Things to do

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