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Tungamah VIC


Postcode: 3728

Tungamah is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Moira Shire Local government area, 259 kilometres from the state capital, Melbourne. Tungamah is situated on the banks of Boosey Creek and has a population of 306.

Tungamah takes its name from the Aboriginal word for the Brush Turkey.

Major industries in the Tungamah area include grain production, wool growing and dairy and beef.

Sky-scraping wheat silos standing guard over Tungamah testify to the traditional dependence of this north-eastern corner of Victoria on the golden grain. As the fates will have it, dairy and beef cattle and sheep graze these days alongside the fields of wheat and other cereal crops. Set on Boosey Creek, Tungamah retains much of its original character through the preservation of a number of buildings constructed at the tail end of the 19th century. The heritage buildings include Presbyterian, Catholic and Anglican churches, the former Colonial Bank, Masonic Hall, Phillips and Costigans general stores, a quaint log hut behind the Memorial Hall and the two-storeyed, verandahed Tungamah Hotel where a succession of publicans have been pulling beer since 1891. The town and former shire take their name from the local Aboriginal word for the brush turkey. Now part of the Moira Shire, Tungamah is just 30km south of Yarrawonga and the Murray River.