Avoca

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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

Gold was first discovered in the Avoca district in September, 1853, which proved to be a very rich find. Early in 1854 the yields gradually increased, until 9000 oz was sent by one fortnightly escort, and the official returns for the first 12 years showed that £624,115 oz, valued at 2,496,000, were sent by Government escort from Avoca. Gold continued to be obtained in large quantities, and the population of varying nationalities, wasestimated at from 25,000 to 35,000 during that time.[2]

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

Wine Industry

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 2019 http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/avoca-vic
  2. Avoca Mail, Avoca. 28 July 1899, p2


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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