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Strathmerton

Strathmerton is a small country town in Victoria, Australia.It is located in the Shire of Moira local government area on the Murray Valley Highway and Goulburn Valley Highway, about 11km west of Cobram. At the, Strathmerton had a population of 941.HistoryStrathmerton Post Office opened on 1 September 1879. In 1888 on the arrival of the railway a Strathmerton Township Post Office opened near the station. In 1891 this was renamed Strathmerton.The local railway station was opened on the railway to Cobram in 1888, with the line to Tocumwal opened in 1905. The last regular passenger service was in 1993. Before road changes, Strathmerton was known as the intersection of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Murray Valley Highway and was the furthermost town directly north of Melbourne still in Victoria.The Kraft factory in Strathmerton was acquired by Bega Cheese in December 2008 with Bega claiming that production will double in the following five years.TodayThe town is served by the Strathmerton Primary School. Other than a few small businesses, the only industry of note is the large Bega Cheese factory. The surrounding rural area consists of mainly irrigated dairy and fruit farms. There are several beaches and camping spots just to the north of Strathmerton along the Murray River in and adjacent to the Barmah State Forest.
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