Where is raymond island
Bring a picnic and your camera and explore further afield. Enjoy the safe swimming beaches and cycle or walk along the Island's ro and tracks.
Catch the free ferry over to Raymond Island from Paynesville to enjoy this gorgeous little loop through koala habitat before heading back along the boardwalk with views over the Gippsland Lakes.
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The low island is 6. Much of the island is still covered by natural woodland, with some wetlands at the northern end.
Relics of their visits have been found, including a canoe tree. The island was named after W. Raymond, an early Gippsland grazier. A pastoral lease covered the island from until the early s.
In the mids, some blocks of land were sold and a township laid out at the south-western end of the island. The residents were mainly professional fishers.
A ferry service began operation inconsisting of a rowing boat for pedestrians and a punt for horse drawn vehicles. Ina village settlement was established on the island. The increased population allowed the commencement of a school in and in a larger punt was commissioned.
Crops of maize, onions, potatoes, peas and beans were grown. A jetty was built to facilitate export of produce, but steamer traffic was already declining.
Many of the settlers took up fishing to supplement their living, but gradually the uneconomical farms caused people to leave. The school finally closed in After World War II Raymond Island became popular for holidays and abandoned farm cottages were renovated as holiday homes. Later, new houses were built as retired people were attracted to the island and in recent years, young families have made their home there.
Many of the newcomers are from professional backgrounds, as well as s of tradespeople. Inthere were about 90 permanent residents.
This grew to in and by In peak holiday times, there are up to people on the island. An Advancement League was formed in and eventually achieved the connection of telephone, electricity and water to the island as well as a of community amenities.
But development has not always been welcomed, as in the s proposals for a holiday village and later sewerage treatment works were vigorously opposed. Fishing and boating are the main attractions to the area. Residents have a community centre and the Anglican St Barnabas abbey which was moved from Wurruk to the island in There are good walking tracks through the bush and an abundance of bird and animal life, including a large colony of koalas brought from Phillip Island in the s.
Census populations for Raymond Island have been: census date population 69 The median age of residents at the census was 62 years Australia, 37 years. Raymond Island.
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