Morwell, Victoria

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Corner of Hazelwood and Commercial Roads Morwell
Population: 13,766 (2006)[1]
Established: 1870s
Postcode: 3840
Elevation: 80 m (262 ft)
Location: 149 km (93 mi) from Melbourne
LGA: City of Latrobe
State District: Morwell
Federal Division: Gippsland
Localities around Morwell:
Yallourn North Yallourn North Traralgon
Boolarra Morwell Hazelwood North
Yinnar Churchill Hazelwood North

Morwell is a city in Gippsland, east of Victoria. Morwell is in the Latrobe Valley. The Latrobe Valley has a lot of brown coal which is burned to make electricity in power stations. It is also the centre for the City of Latrobe. The name Morwell is believed to have come from the Australian aboriginal Gunnai language meaning "people who live in the swamp".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morwell (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. Local Government History Morwell Historical Society.