The Tatong Tavern
|Coordinates||36°43′44″S 146°6′36″E / 36.72889°S 146.11000°ECoordinates: 36°43′44″S 146°6′36″E / 36.72889°S 146.11000°E|
|Population||350 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Rural City of Benalla|
Tatong is a town in north eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is on the northern foothills of the Blue Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range, beside Holland Creek, 226 kilometres (140 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Tatong had a population of 350.
The area is a mixture of farmland, pine plantations and dense bush
The Post Office opened on 10 October 1890 on the arrival of the railway from Benalla, closing in 1993.
Timber from the surrounding hills was harvested to supply the early Melbourne power station until coal from the Latrobe Valley became the favoured fuel source. That together with dwindling patronage of the rail line to Benalla led to the closing of the rail line after World War II.
It has a pub, the Tatong Tavern, a memorial hall and sports ground.
It has an active community with archery, cricket, tennis and table tennis clubs. Tatong used to have netball and Australian rules football teams competing in the Ovens and King Football League prior to being thrown out. Other groups include the Tatong Angling Group, Tatong Heritage Group and the Tatong Young Bloods.
People from Tatong
- Michael Joseph Savage, former Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tatong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Gustafson, Barry. "Savage, Michael Joseph - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
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