Towns in Australia

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Tallarook VIC


Postcode: 3659

Tallarook is a town in Victoria, Australia located on the Hume Highway, 102 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne. The town is in the Mitchell Shire Local Government area. At the 2001 census, Tallarook had a population of 288.

The industrialist Essington Lewis settled near Tallarook on his property, Landscape in his later years until his death in 1961.

The town is known in Australia for the colloquialism, “Things are crook in Tallarook”, believed to date to the Great Depression and unemployed travellers seeking work.