Trafalgar, Victoria


Trafalgar, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Trafalgar
state = vic


caption =
lga = Shire of Baw Baw
postcode = 3824
est =
pop = 2685 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26821 | name = Trafalgar (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
elevation=
maxtemp = 19.3
mintemp = 8.9
rainfall = 749.4
stategov = Narracan
fedgov = McMillan
dist1 = 124
dir1 = E
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 11
dir2 = W
location2= Moe

Trafalgar is a town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town lies on the Princes Highway and main Gippsland railway line about convert|10|km|mi|0|lk=on west of Moe. The town backs onto the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges to the south. At the 2006 census, Trafalgar had a population of 2685.

Trafalgar Post Office opened on 2 June 1879. 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 ]

Trafalgar was noted for having a cheese factory producing award-winning cheeses. The factory was owned by Petersville from 1960 until its closure in 1990.

The town has an Australian Rules football team, the Trafalgar Bloods, competing in the Mid Gippsland Football League.

The town has its own railway station on the Bairnsdale railway line.

Education

Trafalgar is serviced by a number of schools:
* Trafalgar Primary School
* St Josephs School (Primary)
* Trafalgar High School

References

ee also

*Thorpdale, Victoria
*Moe, Victoria
*Trafalgar railway station
*Trafalgar High School

External links

* [http://www.smh.com.au/news/Victoria/Trafalgar/2005/02/17/1108500207525.html A tourism page] (Sydney Morning Herald)
* [http://www.trafalgar.org.au/ Trafalgar] Official Trafalgar Website.


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