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Briagolong is a town in the Australian state of Victoria, located 20 kilometres north of Maffra and some 270 kilometres east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Wellington region of Gippsland. At the 2016 census, Briagolong had a population of 1,081.
|Population||1,081 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Wellington|
|State electorate(s)||Gippsland East|
Briagolong Post Office opened on 1 May 1871.
The railway line from Maffra opened in 1889 and was closed in 1952.
The towns local cricket team (the saibtrs) were crowned SMCA 2018/19 premieres
Briagolong has a pub, which serves meals and drinks. It was established in 1880.
Briagolong was the home town of Private Jake Kovco, Australia's first military casualty in the Iraq War. The funeral for Private Kovco was held in the town on 2 May 2006, and was attended by Prime Minister John Howard, Defence Minister Brendan Nelson, Defence Force Chief Angus Houston and Army Chief Peter Leahy.
The town's water supply is taken from the Freestone Creek.
Popular tourist areas nearby are the swimming areas on the Freestone Creek at Quarry Reserve, which is 4.5 km North of the town, and Blue Pool, which is 10 km north of the town, both on the Freestone Creek Road.
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