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Warragul is a town in
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, south-east of
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Melbourne
. Warragul lies between the
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to the south and the
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Plateau of the
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to the north. As at the 2016 census, the town had a population of 14,276 people. Warragul forms part of a larger urban area that includes nearby
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that had an estimated total population of 37,928 Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018. at June 2018. Warragul is the main population and service centre of the
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region and the
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. The surrounding area is noted for
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and other niche
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agriculture
and has long been producing gourmet foods.


Naming

Warragul (or warrigal, worrigle, warragal) is a New South Wales
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word from the
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language meaning ''wild dog'' or ''
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dingo
''. The town name is accepted to mean ''wild dog'' and various businesses in the town use the words 'Wild Dog' in their name. However, the word was recorded as being used by settlers of Gippsland in the 1840s and 1850s to mean ''wild Aboriginal'' or a Gunai/Kurnai person. The traditional land of the Gunai/Kurnai people includes the town of Warragul, then intersects with Kulin territory to the west of the town. In a local history book,
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wrote that the name of Warragul station was derived from an Indigenous word just meaning ''wild''. British botanist Daniel Bunce recorded warrigal as belonging to a Kulin language and meaning ''wild'', ''ferocious'' and ''enemy'', but P D Gardner suggests Bunce was correct in translation, but incorrect in origin, since the word comes from Darug. The word is also used for the naming of
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in South Gippsland to refer to the inhabitants of the area.


History

The town of Warragul began as a construction camp on McLeod's Track, now Brandy Creek Road, at the point where the surveyed railway line linked to the coach road. John Lardner surveyed the townships along the line in 1877 and noted that the early arrivals in the area were squatters, who had erected their shops and dwellings on Crown land. The squatters' blocks were not offered for the first sale of town land on 2 March 1878, but were available to purchase on the second sale later that month. In November 1873, The Victorian Parliament passed an Act approving the construction of a railway linking Oakleigh to Sale. The construction of
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began simultaneously from both directions. The
Warragul railway station Warragul railway station is located on the Gippsland line in Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canad ...
opened on 1 March 1878 and the first train ran through in the same month. In May 1890 Warragul railway station became a junction station when a branch line was opened to Rokeby (later extended to Neerim South and
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). The first Warragul post office opened on 16 March 1877 at the general store operated by James Biram, who became the first postmaster. A contract to build an official post office was made on 4 April 1887 and a foundation stone was laid on 4 June 1887. The building was completed and occupied the following year. Warragul's modern post office was opened on 3 April 1967, after the old post office closed on 18 September 1965 and was demolished in 1966. Existing roads were renamed
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after the visit to Australia in 1920 of the then Prince of Wales (the future King
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). The highway was officially opened on 10 August 1920 at a ceremony in Warragul. Warragul's Petersville Milk Products Factory in Queen Street supplied the famous
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brand's factory in Mulgrave with all the dairy raw material (fresh cream and concentrated skim milk) for 35 years. The plant also manufactured skim milk powder under the famous Dutch Jug brand and butter under the Iceberg brand. It exported butter, butter oil and milk powders to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Warragul was voted Premier Town in Victoria, 1970–1973. The Warragul Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1990.


Geography

Warragul is located on hills that extend north from the
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near Ellinbank, joining to the Baw Baws in the Neerim District. This range is historically referred to as the Warragul Hills. The range effectively separates the flatlands of the Koo-Wee-Rup swamp (starting near
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) in the west and the Moe Swamp on the eastern side (starting near
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). Warragul contains the Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail, a trail covering several adjacent parks in the town. It features painted bollards, mosaics and murals. The trail joins up with the Drouin to Warragul Two Towns Trail.


Events

Warragul is the major township closest to Lardner, the home of the
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Field Days. Three major events are held at Lardner Park each year—the Farm World agricultural show, Trucks in Action, and Harvest of Gippsland. The Farm World agricultural show is a major drawcard for the Warragul area. Every year in late March, Warragul plays host to these Field Days at Lardner Park. The Field Days are Australia's premier mixed farming Field Days and they include one of Australia's most diverse ranges of beef cattle, dairying and horticulture exhibits. Warragul is also home to the annual
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, which is held on the first Friday of March each year. It is traditionally a farming and livestock show, but includes rides, stalls, games, fireworks and showbags. It is held at the Warragul showgrounds.


Education

For a town of its size, Warragul has a large education industry with four primary schools, three secondary schools and two tertiary institutions.


Primary schools

Both Warragul Primary (opened in 1879) and Warragul North Primary (opened c.1954) are state primary schools, St. Joseph's Catholic Primary is a Catholic school, and St. Paul's Anglican Grammar School is an Anglican Church of Australia (formerly Church of England) primary school. Warragul & District Specialist School is a junior school that focuses on educating children aged 5 to 10 years of age. The school uses a series of teaching tools such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and AUSLAN.


Secondary schools

There are three secondary schools in Warragul, these include Warragul Regional College, Marist-Sion College and St Paul's Anglican Grammar School. Warragul Regional College was formed in 1994 from the merger of Warragul High School and Warragul Secondary College. Marist-Sion College was formed in 1975 as a result of the merger between the Marist Brothers Boys College and the Our Lady of Sion Girls College. St. Paul's Anglican Grammar School was formed in 1982 with just nineteen year 7 students and has grown quite significantly in recent years.


Tertiary institutions

The Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE has a campus located to the south of the CBD adjacent to the
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. The Education Centre Gippsland has recently taken over the courses previously provided by the McMillan Institute of Land and Food Resources, a former campus of the
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University of Melbourne
. The courses offered encompass the areas of
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agriculture
, equine management,
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harness racing
,
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and conservation and land management.


Transport

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is a staffed
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station located to the south of the Warragul CBD. The railway station is situated on the
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, which services the towns between
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Bairnsdale
and Melbourne Southern Cross. Warragul has a modest bus network consisting of four routes within the town's boundaries. Each route has a frequency of three services a day. There are also bus services to neighbouring towns. The Warragul bus network was recently upgraded with the
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technology, fitted to all town buses. This ticketing system has been implemented on the V/Line Train services during 2014–15.


Sport

Warragul United Soccer Club was founded in 1963 and represent the town in Association Football, playing in the Victorian State League Division 1 South East. The Warragul Warriors are the representative teams of the Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association. They have a long history of success, most recently winning the Gippsland and State titles in the Country Basketball League. The town has an
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football team competing in the major
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, the
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and another, the Warragul Industrials, competing in the
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. The Warragul & District Junior Football League caters for younger Australian Rules footballers, with three teams based in Warragul, the Colts, Warranor (at
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) & the Blues (at Marist-Sion College ). The WDJFL has three competitions, consisting of the under-10s, under-12s and the Under-14½s. The Warragul
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Centre meets on Saturdays throughout the summer season at the Geoff Watt Memorial Track, Burke Street, Warragul. It caters for young athletes in age groups ranging from Under 6 through to Under 17. As well as competing locally, athletes are able to contest Regional and State Championships in Track & Field as well as Relay Championships and Multi-Events. Warragul's Wild Dog Triathlon Club also meets on Saturdays throughout the summer season for a swim/cycle/run event. The club caters for all ages and abilities with Junior, Under 14, Fun Tri, Super-Sprint, A Grade and B Grade categories. Weekly competition commences at the clubrooms opposite the indoor pool in Burke Street, Warragul. Warragul
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Harness Racing
Club conducts regular meetings at its racetrack in the town. The Warragul Greyhound Racing Club holds regular
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meetings at the Logan Park Showgrounds. The track opened on 14 September 1956. Golfers play at the course of the Warragul Country Club on Sutton Street. Warragul possesses one of the best outdoor
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velodrome
s in the state and is serviced by the Warragul Cycling Club (WCC), which runs road races most Saturdays on the outskirts of the town. The club hosts the Baw Baw Classic road race, held early each April. This race features one of the hardest climbs in the country and has been won by riders such as 2000 Cyclist of the year, Dave McKenzie, Tour de France Stage Winner, Simon Gerrans and 2009 Australian Road Champion, Peter McDonald.


Local media


Newspapers

Warragul has two weekly local newspapers, ''The Warragul and Drouin Gazette'' and a free publication, ''The West Gippsland Trader''. According to the Warragul Regional Newspapers website, ''The Gazette'' and ''The Trader'' are distributed to locations from as far as Pakenham to
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and from Poowong to
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, covering over 40,000 readers. Warragul also has a free twice-monthly print and online newspaper, the ''Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen''. The ''Warragul Citizen'' was established in 2011 as a quarterly print paper before becoming bi-monthly in 2012, covering Warragul, Drouin and Yarragon. The paper's online news offering started in late 2011 and covers all of Baw Baw. The paper moved to being online-only in 2013, printing the last physical edition of its original run in February. In 2014 the paper announced it would return to print with monthly editions from 11 July, changing the name to ''Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen'' in the process. The ''
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'' was published from 1898 to 1930 in Warragul; it has been digitised and is available on
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.


Radio

Warragul has two commercial radio stations, 531 3GG and 94.3 Triple M Gippsland. 3GG commenced in 1937, then known as 3UL. It changed its name to 3GG in 1989. Triple M Gippsland commenced broadcasting in 2002. Initially known as Sea FM and later Star FM and Hit FM. Warragul also receives the Drouin-based West Gippsland Community Radio, 103.1 3BBR FM. The radio reception available in Warragul includes many of the Melbourne commercial stations (such as 105.1 Triple M,
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, 3AW 693,
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), ABC Broadcasters (
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, 96.7 Triple J and 100.7 ABC Gippsland) and Gippsland commercial stations based further east in
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( 99.5 TRFM and
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Military history

During
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, Warragul was the location of RAAF No.2 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot (IAFD), completed in 1942 and closed on 14 June 1944. Usually consisting of four tanks, 31 fuel depots were built across Australia for the storage and supply of aircraft fuel for the
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and the
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at a total cost of £900,000 ($1,800,000).


Notable people

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– Former coach of the Adelaide Crows Football Club and former Hawthorn premiership player * Robert Baldry – Former
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player *
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driver and
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winner * CBE VD (1860–1941) – Soldier * Travis Demsey – Former drummer of
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* Andrew Dent AM – Doctor and humanitarian worker *
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– Jazz musician * Graeme Gahan – Former Richmond footballer *
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– Professor of Mathematics at the
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, Canada * – First
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footballer * John Guy – Leading
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and
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biographer
* Trent Hotton – Former Collingwood and Carlton AFL footballer * Craig Hutchison – TV personality on the
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radio personality * AC – Australian corporate executive (former Chairman of QANTAS) *
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Walter Langcake
– woodcarver and sculptor * Robert Murphy – Former player & captain of the
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* Andrew T. O'Connor
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* Luke O'Dea – Soccer player with
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in the
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* Mark Ridgway – Former
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Lionel Rose Lionel Edmund Rose MBEMBE may refer to: Academic qualifications * Master of Bioethics Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues emerging from advances in biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organism ...
– Former bantamweight world boxing champion (honoured by life-size bronze statue in Queen Street Park) *
Barry Round Barry Round (born 26 January 1950) played for and South Melbourne/Sydney in the Victorian Football League (1897–1989), Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1969 and 1985. Along the way, he played 328 games (135 for Footscray and 193 fo ...
– Footscray (
Western Bulldogs The Western Bulldogs (formerly the Footscray Football Club) are a professional Australian rules football Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called "Aussie rules", "football Football is a f ...
) and
Sydney Swans The Sydney Swans are a professional Australian rules football club, based in Sydney, New South Wales. The club competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier league. Sydney was established in 1874 in Melbourne, Victoria ...
Brownlow Medal The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal (and informally as "Charlie"), is awarded to the "best and fairest" player in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the home-and-away season, as determined by votes cast by th ...
list * Jayden Warn – Wheelchair rugby gold medallist at the
2016 Rio Paralympics The 2016 Summer Paralympics (), the 15th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for disabled sports, athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fro ...

2016 Rio Paralympics
* Geoff Watt – Former long-distance runner and namesake of the local athletics track *
Kathy Watt Kathryn ("Kathy") Ann Watt (born 11 September 1964) is an Australian racing cyclist who won two medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain (gold in the road race, and silver in the pursuit). She has won 24 national championships i ...
– Australia's first
cycling Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, Physical exercise, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bicyclists", or "bikers". Apart from two-wheeled bic ...
gold medallist at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics in the women's road race. She also won a silver medal in the Cycling at the 1992 Summer Olympics#Women.E2.80.99s events, 3000m individual pursuit event at these Olympic gamesAustralian Olympic Committee (2007
Kathy Watt
viewed 4 May 2007.


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