Upotipotpon 3669

Upotipotpon is an agricultural district 4 km. north of Violet Town. Its name came from the Upotipotpon pastoral station (1841) of about 16,600 ha., occupying land between Broken River and Stony Creek. It is thought that the name was derived from Aboriginal words pootong pootong, meaning plenty of grass.

The district consists of good to fair agricultural land near the Broken River, some low scrubby quartz ranges, and clay soil near Violet Town. When the land was taken up for selection there was scattered box timber.

Between 1882 and 1888 four primary schools were opened in the district, all carrying the Upotipotpon title. They were closed between 1938 and 1951. Upotipotpon West school was renamed Koonda, that name probability arising from the Koonda butter and cheese factory (1900).

Smaller localities near Upotipotpon are Caniambo and Tamleugh. At various times five schools were scattered throughout the Tamleugh district.

Upotipotpon's census populations were 240 (1911) and 131 (1933).




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