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Latitude and Longitude

 Department of Sustainability and Environment 'Parish' Centroid for Trawalla: 37° 28' 8" S, 143° 24' 24" E


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Harvesting wheat, Trawalla (Photograph courtesy of Ray Ellis and family)

Trawalla is located within the Shire of Pyrenees, 41 km to the west of Ballarat.

Place Name Meanings

Trawalla - 'wild water' in the Watha wurrung language, spoken by the Wathaurong people (Wesson 2001, p.81)

Trawalla - comes from Tawalla meaning 'Much rain' (VICNames Historical Information, 2012)

Trawalla - much rain, wild water, flood (VICNames Historical Information, 2012)


State Government of Victoria. ‘VICNAMES - Historical Information’. VICNAMES, n.d.
Wesson, Sue. ‘Aboriginal Flora and Fauna Names of Victoria: As Extracted from Early Surveyors’ Reports’. Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages, 2001.

Trawalla has been tagged on these pages:

  1. Closer (and Soldier) Settlement Files - Trawalla Estate
  2. Receipts from John Ellis Senior and John Ellis
  3. Soldier test 010514
  4. Trawalla
  5. Trawalla Estate Soldier Settlers

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