Callignee, Victoria

Callignee is a locality in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The locality is 175 kilometres (109 mi) east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Callignee and the surrounding area had a population of 495.[1]

The locality was severely affected by the Black Saturday bushfires, including four fatalities plus another fatality at nearby Upper Callignee.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Callignee (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  2. ^ Cooper, Mex (8 February 2009). "Death toll rises from bushfires". The Age. Retrieved 2009-02-08.