BIRREGURRA

Birregurra is a town in VictoriaAustralia approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) south-west of Melbourne. The town is divided between the Shire of Colac Otway and the Surf Coast Shire. At the 2016 census, Birregurra had a population of 828.[1]

Birregurra is an Aboriginal word thought to mean ‘kangaroo camp'. [2]

In 1839, the Wesleyan missionaries and colonial government established the Buntingdale Mission Station in the area - Victoria's first Aboriginal mission.[3]

A Post Office opened in the area on 1 October 1858 and was renamed Mount Gellibrand in 1894, a few days before another office nearby was opened as Birregurra.[4]

The railway though the town was opened in 1877,[5] as part of the line to the south west of the state. A branch line to Forrest left the main line here, opened in 1891 and closed in 1957.[5] The local railway station is served by V/Linepassenger services on the Warrnambool line.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Colac & District Football League.[6]

Golfers play at the Birregurra Golf Club on Hopkins Street.[7]

Birregurra is home to the restaurant Brae, which was number 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, 2017.[8]

The town has a Primary School which has approximately 85 students and is located on Beal Street.

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