Nurcoung, Victoria

Nurcoung, Victoria
Nurcoung is located in Shire of West Wimmera
Population: 200[1]
Postcode: 3401
Coordinates: 36°44′S 141°42′E / 36.733°S 141.7°E / -36.733; 141.7Coordinates: 36°44′S 141°42′E / 36.733°S 141.7°E / -36.733; 141.7
LGA: Shire of West Wimmera
State District: Lowan
Federal Division: Mallee

Nurcoung is a rural locality in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the Shire of West Wimmera local government area. At the 2006 census, Nurcoung had a population of 200.[1]

Nurcoung State School

Nurcoung State School was a State school located in the Parish of Nurcoung. The school officially opened on 11 September 1886 to serve the educational needs of children belonging to the new selectors on Spring Hill Station. The surveyed site of the school was in the centre of the Parish of Nurcoung being approximately 37 miles west of Horsham and 12 miles northwest of Mount Arapiles.

According to an official record, the first Head Teacher was Miss M. Manckton. Before the Nurcoung State School was built, the teachers and students used an old farmhouse of Thomas Sheriff. The school obtained desks from a closed school at Booroopki, west of Goroke. When the Nurcoung school closed down, the building was taken to Goroke P-12 College to be used as a classroom.


  • Nurcoung and its schools. Nurcoung: Nurcoung Centenary of Education Committee. 1986. ISBN 1862524114. 

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