Woorayl Shire

Woorayl Shire (1888-1994), South Gippsland, extended northwards from Venus Bay and Cape Liptrap, Bass Strait, to the Strzelecki Ranges, beyond Leongatha. It was created on 25 May 1888, by severance from Narracan shire. After a complicated series of losses and additions of territory it ended with an area of 1246 sq km. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the lyrebird.

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