Baddaginnie is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Albury-Wodonga railway line, in the Rural City of Benalla, 12 kilometres south-west of Benalla itself on the old Hume highway. It is situated in mainly flat unforested country, one kilometre west of the Baddaginnie Creek.
The town was surveyed in 1857. It is believed to be named after the Sinhala word meaning “hungry” by the surveyor, as the survey team was without food when it arrived.
Baddaginnie, a rural locality with a small village, is on the Melbourne-Albury railway line and the old Hume Highway. It is 12 km. south-west of Benalla, situated in mainly flat unforested country, one kilometre west of the Baddaginnie Creek.
The site for Baddaginnie was surveyed in 1857. Its named is believed to be derived form an expression learned in Ceylon by the surveyor, meaning “hungry”, as the survey team was without food when it arrived at Baddaginnie. The village was a stopping place for changes of horses on the Sydney road. Early industries included grazing, a quarry, vine growing and the cutting of timber for firewood and box wood. The timber cutting was itinerant, which delayed the formation of a sufficiently large settlement for a primary school until 1873.