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Patchewollock

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Patchewollock
Victoria
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Patchewollock
Coordinates35°23′0″S 142°12′0″E / 35.38333°S 142.20000°E / -35.38333; 142.20000Coordinates: 35°23′0″S 142°12′0″E / 35.38333°S 142.20000°E / -35.38333; 142.20000
Population133 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3491
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Mildura
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Localities around Patchewollock:
Torrita Walpeup, Ouyen Tempy
Big Desert Patchewollock Speed, Turriff
Yaapeet Hopetoun Lascelles

Patchewollock is a town in north-west Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Patchewollock had a population of 133.[1]

The name Patchewollock originated from two Aboriginal words: putje, plenty, and wallah, porcupine grass.[2] The town was first established after the First World War, when soldier settlement blocks were appearing in the area. A post office (originally a receiving office) opened on 27 July 1920.[3]

Previous localities of Baring 35°24′S 142°04′E / 35.400°S 142.067°E / -35.400; 142.067 (Baring) with a post office open from 1926 to 1948, and Dering 35°22′S 142°19′E / 35.367°S 142.317°E / -35.367; 142.317 (Dering) with a post office open from 1923 to 1949, lie within that part of the Patchewollock locality in the Rural City of Mildura.[citation needed]


As of 2011, the township maintained a pub and a post office.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Patchewollock (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 October 2007. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Patchewollock". Yarriambiack Shire Council. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 26 January 2021


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