Devon North

Devon North is a rural village in south Gippsland, 5 km north of Yarram and 170 km south-east of Melbourne. It is in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges and consists of undulating, mostly cleared land.

The area was first brought under occupation in the 1840s as the Tarra Creek pastoral run, and in 1855 part of the run was acquired by John Carpenter and named Devon. How the suffix North was added is a puzzle: the Devon pastoral run was well north of the village, and there is no village or place named Devon.

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