Description

Located on the northern rim of Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Koroit derives its name from the Koroitch Gundidj people, one of the original occupiers of the area.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIrish immigrant farmers and pastoral lessees originally settled the area in the 1840’s and 50’s and the town grew to supply the needs of the local small grain and potato farmers who “took their produce down the slope to Warrnambool”, until the railway arrived in 1890.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town and district was characterised by a strong catholic Irish contingent, close settlement and intensive agricultural activity in the rich volcanic soil surrounding the town. Koroit still maintains its fascinating Irish charm as can be seen by a short walk or cycle along the main street and into the side streets.replacenewlinereplacenewlineDairying has slowly taken over much of the earlier agricultural land making it the major farming activity of the region.

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  • Population: 2,055
  • State electorate(s): South-West Coast
  • Federal Division(s): Wannon
  • Established (yr): 1857
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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