MANANGATANG

Manangatang is the next town visited when the Ouyen diversion is taken when traveling westwards to Mildura. The Murray River towns that have been bypassed will be picked up via the return route.

Manangatang (a mouthful) is a small town that does have most essential services.

It is sometimes noted for its unusual name, from an Aboriginal term "Manang” word for Land and "Kaaitin” meaning Water on or near the present township, Mr. A T Creswick who held the BUMBANG Station had a hut. Surveyed blocks each about a square mile in area was available in 1911 Manangatang was proclaimed a town in 1915.

Miss Alice McKinnon from that time until 1958 when she sold the premises was the Post Mistress. Her 44 years of service was recognized by the public at a gathering in her honour that year. A progress association was successful in having state School no 3263 opened on September 26th 1914

The local area consists mainly of farming, primarily wheat and sheep but also cows and birds such as squab.

The Manangatang Churches are all old wooden structures that looked after an old religious past, and to this day are still servicing the community.

The Manangatang Hotel is also looking after the constituents.

The Manangatang War Memorial is just up the road from the Hotel.

If the timing is right a coffee or refreshment are on offer.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course