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Latest revision as of 03:48, 19 November 2019

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Origin of the name

It is generally accepted that the meaning of Avoca (which is almost certainly a Gaelic word corrupted when it arrives in English) is "the meeting of the waters". It was widely known at the time because of the song, The Meeting of the Waters, by Thomas Moore which was inspired by the Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow in Ireland. It is known that this particular Avoca was named by the explorer Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1836 and named the local river Avoca. [1]

History

Governance

Avoca Shire Council

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Avoca Brass Band

Avoca and Burn Bank Kangaroo Hunt Club

Avoca Bush Nursing Hospital

Avoca Horticultural Society

Avoca Mechanics Institute

Avoca Masons

Avoca Shire Turf Club

Ladies Benevolent Society

Sport

Avoca Athletics Club

Avoca Cricket Club

Avoca Football Club

Avoca Hunt Club

Avoca Lawn Tennis Club

Industry

Avoca Butter Factory

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Avoca Schools

Media

See also

Churches

Churches in Avoca - Church of England - Presbyterian Church - Roman Catholic Church - Salvation Army - Wesleyan Church

Hotels

Hotels in Avoca

Mining

'''Mining in Avoca''' - Mining companies in Avoca - Mining gullies in Avoca - Mining gutters in Avoca - Mining leads in Avoca - Mining reefs in Avoca

Notes

  1. Aussie Towns. 2019. Retrieved 19th March 2109 http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/avoca-vic


References


Further reading

Beavis, M & B. Avoca: The early years. Warrnambool, Victoria. 1986

External links

https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/36


https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/avoca-and-avoca-shire


--Beth Kicinski 09:32, 29 August 2013 (EST)

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