Buangor /bjuˈæŋɡə/ is a town in western Victoria. It is about 181 kilometres (112 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Buangor had a population of 103.[1]

Buangor Post Office opened on 25 March 1863[2]

The town has a primary school, which was built in 1878,[3] and had an enrolment of 19 students in 2011.[4]

Buangor railway station, on the Ararat railway line, was closed in 1981.

The area was known as the Parish of Woodnaccerak (also spelled Woodnaggerak) in the County of Ripon and was established in the 1830s, and is remembered by a north–south road named Woodnaggerak in the district.

The local grazing property "Woodnaggerak" was the home of General Sir Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, KCB, KCMG, KCVO, DSO, Chief of the General Staff 1920-23 to which he commuted at weekends from Melbourne. He was recalled to the role in early 1940, until killed soon after in the Canberra air disaster.

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Buangor (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 December 2012
  3. ^ "Buangor Primary School". buangor-ps.vic.edu.au. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  4. ^ "School Profile". ACARA. Retrieved 13 December 2012.[permanent dead link]

External links

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