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Labertouche is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Jacksons Track, in the Shire of Baw Baw. At the 2016 Census, Labertouche had a population of 356.[1]

Labertouche
Victoria
Labertouche is located in Baw Baw Shire
Labertouche
Labertouche
Coordinates38°02′53″S 145°49′51″E / 38.047970°S 145.830841°E / -38.047970; 145.830841Coordinates: 38°02′53″S 145°49′51″E / 38.047970°S 145.830841°E / -38.047970; 145.830841
Population356 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3816
LGA(s)Shire of Baw Baw
CountyBuln Buln
State electorate(s)Narracan
Federal Division(s)Monash
Localities around Labertouche:
Labertouche Labertouche Neerim South
Labertouche Rokeby Crossover

The first Labertouch post office opened on 5 April 1876.[2]

The town is named after Peter Paul Labertouche, the Secretary of the Victorian Railways Department in the late nineteenth century,[3] and who descended from an Irish Huguenots family.[4]

A school was opened in 1880 and continues to operate.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

  • Lionel Rose Australian Aboriginal boxer, born at Jacksons Track settlement near Labertouche and attended Labertouche Primary School.

Places of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Labertouche". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "MR. P. P. LABERTOUCHE". The Argus. Melbourne. 18 March 1907. p. 7. Retrieved 5 July 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Burkes Colonial Gentry p351
  5. ^ Labertouche Primary School History, THE SCHOOL AN EARLY HISTORY Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 30. VRO Home > Port Phillip & Westernport > Landform Labertouche Caves - Granite Caves