Tarrawarra, Victoria


Tarrawarra, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Tarrawarra
city = Melbourne
state = vic


caption =
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3775
pop =
area =
est = 1893
stategov = Seymour
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 59
location1= Melbourne

Tarrawarra is a community within the Shire of Yarra Ranges, and is located East of the township of Yarra Glen in the Yarra Valley region east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It was originally known as View Hill estate, and was purchased in 1893 by David Syme, owner and publisher of "The Age" newspaper, who expanded it and gave it its present name, which is of Aboriginal origin. The name refers to ‘slow waters’, describing the local arc in the Yarra River. The Post Office opened on 4 June 1900 and closed in 1957.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
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In 1954 Cistercian Monks from Ireland purchased one section of the property comprising convert|1000|acre|km2, including the large house built by David Syme for his daughter and established Tarrawarra Abbey of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists). Since that time the community has built additional buildings including a large library in 2006. The monks support themselves by operating a beef farm and by Tarrawarra Eucharistic Breads.

Another section of the original estate today is a winery which opened in 1993 and which produces chardonnay and pinot noir.

References

External links

* [http://www.cistercian.org.au Cistercian order in Australia ] or [http://home.vicnet.net.au/~tarabbey Tarrawarra Abbey home page]

* [http://www.smh.com.au/news/victoria/yarra-glen/2005/02/17/1108500207674.html Yarra Glen] (SMH Travel)


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