Nangiloc, Victoria

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Nangiloc
Victoria
Nangiloc is located in Rural City of Mildura
Nangiloc
Nangiloc
Coordinates34°28′0″S 142°21′0″E / 34.46667°S 142.35000°E / -34.46667; 142.35000Coordinates: 34°28′0″S 142°21′0″E / 34.46667°S 142.35000°E / -34.46667; 142.35000
Population141 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3494
Location
LGA(s)Rural City of Mildura
State electorate(s)Mildura
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Localities around Nangiloc:
Carwarp Iraak New South Wales
Carwarp Nangiloc New South Wales
Carwarp Colignan New South Wales

Nangiloc is a small rural community in North Western Victoria on the south (left) bank of the Murray River, about 50 km south east of Mildura. Primarily an agricultural settlement, at the 2016 census, Nangiloc and the surrounding area had a population of 141.[1]

Nangiloc and nearby localities Iraak and Colignan were established as soldier settlement farming areas after World War I, road access to the area being from the west via Boonoonar on what is now the Calder Highway.[2] The Post Office opened on 22 September 1922, the same day as that of Iraak, and closed in 1960.[3]

Irrigation from the Murray and rich local soil has allowed for diverse crops. The area has become increasingly well known for its gourmet wines and fresh fruit industries. Also many niche agricultural goods are produced in this area. Crops like avocado, pistachio and almonds are well established.

The area is also well known as a camping destination. There are many bush reserves along the banks of the Murray river that showcase the Mallee bush and its subtle beauty.

Nangiloc has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Millewa Football League.

Next to Nangiloc is the town Colignan. Both small towns border onto each other and are quite similar in many respects. They now share a primary school and other services. The two towns' names are spelt the same only backwards. It appears that Colignan predated Nangiloc, and Colignan is thought to have been the name of a local Aboriginal leader.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nangiloc (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Nangiloc Public School, Colignan Reminiscences, retrieved 11 August 2008[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, archived from the original on 10 May 2008, retrieved 11 April 2008