Meeniyan, Victoria

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Meeniyan
Victoria
Meeniyan is located in South Gippsland Shire
Meeniyan
Meeniyan
Coordinates38°38′S 146°01′E / 38.633°S 146.017°E / -38.633; 146.017Coordinates: 38°38′S 146°01′E / 38.633°S 146.017°E / -38.633; 146.017
Population1,040 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3956
LGA(s)South Gippsland Shire
CountyBuln Buln
State electorate(s)Gippsland South
Federal Division(s)Gippsland

Meeniyan is a small country town on the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Foster in Australia.

History[edit]

The former Meeniyan National Bank of Australasia, now located at Old Gippstown in Moe

The Post Office opened on 16 August 1890 shortly before the railway arrived.[2]

The town today[edit]

The town centre is marked by a wide tree-lined median strip [3] and a number of craft, gift and food shops along both sides. The Meeniyan Store, Trulli Woodfire Pizzeria, Moos Cafe, Pandesal Bakery and the Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar are big foodie draw cards for the town. The annual Meeniyan Garlic Festival brings over seven thousand produce enthusiasts into the town in mid February. Meeniyan Square hosts monthly Farmers Markets (2nd Sunday) and weekly Friday Twilight Markets through the summer season. The town also has a golf course, the Meeniyan Golf Club on Buffalo Road.[4]Music is a big part of local life in the Meeniyan Hall: Lyrebird Arts presents international touring artists and the Tavern talent nights are held every couple of months.

Meeniyan is also now known for the filming of Bed of Roses a mini-series on ABC1.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Dumbalk has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.[5]

See also[edit]

Meeniyan railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Meeniyan (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ Google Street View, tree-lined median strip, retrieved 2008-09-10
  4. ^ Golf Select, Meeniyan, retrieved 2009-05-11
  5. ^ Full Points Footy, Meeniyan-Dumbalk United, retrieved 2008-07-25

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