Alvie, Victoria

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Alvie
Victoria
Alvie is located in Colac Otway Shire
Alvie
Alvie
Location in Colac Otway Shire
Coordinates38°14′40″S 143°30′56″E / 38.24444°S 143.51556°E / -38.24444; 143.51556Coordinates: 38°14′40″S 143°30′56″E / 38.24444°S 143.51556°E / -38.24444; 143.51556
Population132 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3249
Location
LGA(s)Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Localities around Alvie:
Dreeite South Dreeite South Warrion
Wool Wool Alvie Warrion
Pomborneit East Corunnun Coragulac

Alvie is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located along Baynes Road, in the Colac Otway Shire, north-west of Colac, it was named after a Scottish town of the same name, which was the birthplace of James Macpherson Grant, the Minister of Lands.[2] It is situated in what became a rich dairying, potato and onion growing area.[3]

Red Rock Reserve, which incorporates several volcanic craters, is in Alvie, it includes a public lookout.[4]

The local primary school, Alvie Consolidated School, was opened in 1957, it occupies a 15-acre site on Wool Wool Road.[5]

A post office at Alvie opened on 27 June 1894[6] and was closed in 1978. A railway branch line to Alvie from Colac was opened in 1923, mainly to assist the development of soldier settlement in the area after World War I; the line closed in 1954.[7][8]

Alvie Football Netball Club has an Australian rules football and a netball team competing in the Colac & District Football League; the football team, the Swans, has won 12 premierships since World War II.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Alvie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Kennedy, B: Australian Place Names, page 5. ABC Books, 2006
  3. ^ "Alvie". otway.biz. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Alvie - Red Rock Scenic Lookouts". Melbourne Playgrounds. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  5. ^ "History". Alvie Consolidated School. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  7. ^ "Alvie Line". Rail Geelong. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  8. ^ Norman Houghton, The Onion Line: A History of the Colac to Alvie Railway 1923–1954, Norman Houghton, Geelong, 2012.
  9. ^ Alvie, australianfootball.com, retrieved 2 September 2017