Warrenbayne 3670Warrenbayne is a rural township and locality 18 km. south-west of Benalla. Its name is believed to have been formed form Messrs. Warren and Bayne, early pastoral settlers who occupied a station between Violet Town and Lima, coinciding with the location of the present locality.
Warrenbayne has extensive forested hills to its east and south, which include the Warrenbayne Pine Plantation. The Warrenbayne Creek, between the village and the hills, has fertile flat country which has been used for dairying, potatoes and fruit growing.
Closer settlement occurred during the 1870s and a private school was opened in 1875, soon becoming the government school. Another school functioned intermittently between 1886 and 1955 at Warrenbayne West. Warrenbayne's rural economy depended on saw milling, dairying and pastoral activity. A mechanics' institute was opened.
Warrenbayne has a school, hall and tennis courts, and dairying and agricultural activities continue along with sheep and lamp production.
Warrenbayne's census populations have been 287 (1911), 154 (1947) and 179 (1961).
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