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Tatura

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Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
Tatura is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the City of Greater Shepparton local government area, north of the state capital, Melbourne and west of the regional centre of Shepparton. At the 2011 census, Tatura had a population of 4,448.With a large corporate and manufacturing presence within the town, Tatura is a major employer within the Goulburn Valley. Organisations include Tatura Milk Industries, Goulburn-Murray Water's corporate headquarters, Sinclair Knight Merz, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria), as well as major regional processing plants for multinational corporations such as Unilever and Snow Brand Milk Products.Attractions include the Cussen Park wetlands and the Wartime Camps and Irrigation Museum.The name of the town is an Aboriginal word meaning "small lagoon."HistoryThe Post Office opened on 1 February 1875.World War II internment campsSeveral internment camps were set up around Tatura, Rushworth and Murchison (Dhurringile) during World War II. Four of these were for civilians, and 3 were for prisoners of war. There were 10,000 to 13,000 people in the camps at different times from 1940 to 1947.
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Specialty Museum
Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Cussen Park
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