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Fernbank, Victoria

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Population  630 (2001 census)
State electorate(s)  Gippsland East
Elevation  122 m
Local time  Saturday 11:50 AM
Postcode(s)  3864
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Postal code  3864
Federal division  Division of Gippsland
Fernbank, Victoria
Location  310 km (193 mi) E of Melbourne 40 km (25 mi) NE of Sale 30 km (19 mi) W of Bairnsdale
LGA(s)  Shire of East Gippsland
Weather  26°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 46% Humidity

Fernbank is a small country town on the Perry River in Victoria, Australia, approximately 310 km east of Melbourne. In the 2001 census, the small town of Fernbank had a population of 630. With the main highway, Princes Highway close by, the small community not only services itself, but travellers along the main highway that stop for a break.

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Map of Fernbank VIC 3864, Australia

History

The origin of the town's name is somewhat of a mystery. It is commonly believed that the town was named after the plants that grow by the banks of the Perry River, the fern, giving rise to the name, Fern-bank.

Fernbank Post Office opened on 1 January 1868 and closed in 1977.

Today

Approximately 2.5 km south-west of Fernbank is the Fernbank Landscape and Flora Reserve, just off of the main highway, Princes Highway. There are some walking tracks and picnic spots.

Transport

Fernbank used to be serviced by the Bairnsdale railway line, but the station closed to passengers in 1981 and then fully closed in 1996. There are still a disused crossing loop and goods platform at the station.

References

Fernbank, Victoria Wikipedia


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