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Yackandandah

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Things to do: museums, nightlife
Yackandandah is a small tourist town in northeast Victoria, Australia. It is near the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury, and is close to the tourist town of Beechworth. At the, Yackandandah had a population of 663.HistoryIt is a former gold mining centre known for its alluvial wet mining techniques. Yackandandah Post Office opened on 13 June 1856. Another office nearby, Yackandandah Junction, opened in 1872 but closed in 1885.In his local book, O'Brien (p. 22) quotes an old poem published in the Melbourne Punch, 11 June 1857, titled, "The Lass of Yackandandah".TodayThe area is now predominantly a dairy farming and forestryregion, and has numerous bed and breakfast lodges which allow its many visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the district's forest and mountains.The town is affectionately known as "Yack", though in more recent times it has increasingly been referred to as "the 'dandah" by its younger residents. The commercial centre of the town, known as the Yackandandah Conservation Area, is recorded on the Register of the National Estate.The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League.Golfers play at the course of the Yackandandah Golf Club on Racecourse Road.
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