Tatura, Victoria

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Coordinates 36°26′S 145°14′E / 36.433°S 145.233°E / -36.433; 145.233Coordinates: 36°26′S 145°14′E / 36.433°S 145.233°E / -36.433; 145.233
Population 3,672(2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3616
Elevation 114 m (374 ft)
  • 167 km (104 mi) N of Melbourne
  • 18 km (11 mi) W of Shepparton
LGA(s) City of Greater Shepparton
State electorate(s) Shepparton
Federal Division(s) Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.3 °C
70 °F
8.3 °C
47 °F
474.1 mm
18.7 in

Tatura is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia, Australia. The town part of the City of Greater Shepparton local government area. It is 167 kilometres (104 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne and 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of the regional centre of Shepparton. In 2011 there were 3,672 people living in the town.[1]

There are several large companies based in Tatura. These include Tatura Milk Industries,[2] Goulburn-Murray Water's corporate headquarters,[3] Sinclair Knight Merz, and the Department of Primary Industries (Victoria). Several multinational corporations such as Unilever and Snow Brand Milk Products have processing factories in the town.

Attractions include the Cussen Park wetlands, the World War II Prisoner of War Camps, and the Irrigation Museum.

The name of the town is an Aboriginal word meaning "small lagoon".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tatura". 2011 Census QuickStats. 
  2. MISSING (2013). "Tatura Milk Industries". tatura.com.au. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. "Goulburn-Murray Water". g-mwater.com.au. 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. Reed, A.W. (1973). Place names of Australia. French's Forest, NSW: Reed Books Pty. Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 0730100510.