Maroona is a town in the north west region of Victoria, Australia. It is approximately 229 kilometres (142 mi) west of the state's capital, Melbourne. Maroona is part of the statistical area of Tatyoon which at the 2016 Census, had a population of 110.[1]

Maroona sits on the junction of the Western standard gauge line and the Portland railway line. The lines were built as 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) (broad gauge) from Ararat to Portland in 1877.[2] and 1913 the was opened, junctioning with the line at Gheringhap.[3] They were converted to standard gauge in 1995.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maroona(State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 71–76.
  3. ^ "VICSIG – Infrastructure – Inverleigh". www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 23 April 2008.
  4. ^ "VICSIG - Infrastructure - Line Data Portland line". www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 14 October 2008.