97 Queen St, Warragul VIC 3820, AustraliaHistory
8 older records found on this numberPhone Type
Local ServiceLatest Holder
Telstra Corporation LimitedNumbering Area
September 2012Other Formats
0356235666 / 5623-5666 / 56235666 / (03) 5623 5666
Just a quick message to bring to your attention a glaring innacuracy and lack of attention to factual information that was published in the Gippsland History section of your 19th of July, 2012 edition. The article entitled 'Gembrook-an attractive little town', authored by John Wells, contained paragraphs pertaining to the Puffing Billy narrow guage railway and stated that 'there was now an active plan to re-open the line to Gembrook again, through Wright and Cockatoo.' It went on to explain how 'the original earthworks are still in good condition' and concluded by telling us 'how enormously leasing it would be to see the trains come once more to Gembrook, as they did in 1953.' Whilst I applaude the authors sentiment it is a well documented fact that the railway line to Gembrook re-opened in 1998 and has continued to operate to this day. A simle check of the Puffing Billy website or timetable would have easily provided that information...
In 2006, there were 12,044 persons usually resident in Warragul: 46.9% were males and 53.1% were females. Of the total population in Warragul 1.0% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
92.5% of persons usually resident in Warragul were Australian citizens, 9.2% were born overseas and 0.4% were overseas visitors.
English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 93.5% of persons usually resident in Warragul. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Italian 0.5%, Dutch 0.3%, German 0.2%, Mandarin 0.2% and Polish 0.1%.
The most common industries of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in Warragul were School Education 7.9%, Hospitals 4.7%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9% and Residential Building Construction 2.8%.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 3820 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics