Rupanyup - VIC

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -36.62846 142.63151
DMS: 36º 37' 42.46" S 142º 37' 53.46" E
UTM: 54 H 5945103mN 645874mE
Altitude: 141.94m
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Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

14.76kms East of Murtoa
19.14kms South of Minyip
42.57kms SouthWest of Donald
49.32kms North of Stawell

Address & Contact

Rupanyup Burrum Rd
Rupanyup VIC 3388
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Information

First surveyed in 1873, the town, located on the Dunmunkle Creek. The Post Office opened on 22 February 1875 and the town was initially know as Karkarooc but by 1876 had become known as Rupanyup, an Aboriginal word meaning, “branch hanging over water”. As of the 2011 census, it had a population of 549.

Rupanyup is head quarters for the Wood’s Farming and Heritage Museum located on the Wimmera Highway. This amazing collection of stationary engines, tractors, tools, farm and household memorabilia is available for viewing by appointment. There is truly something for everyone so be sure to contact 0427 159 154 (any time) or 5385 5036 (evenings only) to enjoy an experience that will take you back in time.

Cust's Store, in the middle of town, is an example of an old-style general store named after one of the first shops erected within the town.

The Old Four Mill located in Gibson St is an early and rare example of a portable mill of galvanized iron construction and is adjacent to the first reinforced concrete silos built in the southern hemisphere. These were designed by Sir John Monash and erected in 1909.

The Local RSL Hall in Cromie Street owns one of only 9 original scale models of the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

For those interested in Architecture and Heritage, the Rupanyup Railway Station dates from 1890 and the Post Office, the Memorial Hall (a former cinema), the old CBA Bank and the Commercial Hotel all have their own special character. The Anglican Church (1912), Masonic Lodge (1918) and the heritage listed Primary School (1878) are other notable buildings. The local cemetery off Dyer Street also provides an insight into the early history of the district.

Russian Artist Julia Volchkova is actively involved in the graffiti and street art movement in the places she travels and is currently undertaking the huge metal grain storage bins in Rupanyup as part of the Silo Art Trail. Julia’s work focuses on portraits and the Rupanyup Silo Art mural is inspired by the Rupanyup Panthers Football & Netball Club.

Rupanyup is an RV friendly park with overnight camping (powered and unpowered) provided at the Memorial Park just off the Wimmera Hwy (B240) over;looking the Jack Emmett Billabong.

RV Dump point and also a well appointed amenities block with hot showers provided and administered by the local Lions Club.
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Closest Weather Station

Longerenong at 19/06:30am EDT
Distance from Rupanyup 30.03km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
7.7°C5.8°C82%4.8°ChPa0.0mmSE4km/hr
2knots
6km/hr
3knots

Closest Climatic Station

Longerenong
Distance from Rupanyup 30.03km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.929.926.221.517.113.813.214.817.320.824.627.7
Mean Min. °C12.913.210.88.05.94.13.44.05.16.79.011.2
Mean Rain mm24.723.523.028.842.644.442.943.840.441.831.028.1

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