Koroit In South West Victoria

Koroit in South West Victoria a coastal rural Town
To have strong links to Ireland one of it's claims to renown
Near Tower Hill of Gerai Wurrung, Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung
Long gone but remembered in story and songs of them sung

Robert Hoddle in 1845 a Port Phillip surveyor gave Koroit it's indigenous name
It is said that from one of the local tribes it came
And that the word in it's meaning has a link to fire
From a history that does long pre-date the Moyne Shire

All night long on Commercial Road big trucks pass up and down
Disturbing the night peace of old Koroit Town
To Warrnambool and back from nightfall till daybreak
Some Commercial Road residents by their noise are often kept awake

Koroit in South West Victoria seven miles from the sea
An old Irish Town with an old history
With shops and pubs and a primary school
Less than twenty kilometers from the coastal City of Warrnambool.

by Francis Duggan

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