Mumbannar, Victoria

Mumbannar School
Mumbannar is a small farming district near Dartmoor in far Western Victoria, about 30km from Mount Gambier.

It was a thriving community once with a school and showgrounds. I’m guessing it might have had a hotel and store at one stage, and possibly a football team.

Today Mumbannar is a scattering of farm houses, a community hall and overgrown tennis courts.

It’s a victim of the general rural decline, farms getting bigger and bluegums (timber) overtaking farm land.

I like the landscape. It’s a beautiful area.

Mumbannar School entrance

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4 years 1 month ago

Nice photos. Yes, it did have a small hotel called the “Plough Inn”, licensed to Isaac Wallace in 1859, sold in 1860, and then run by Lachlan McKinnon and his wife Betty (nee McDougall) until it was burned down in a bushfire sometime before 1903. McKinnon had worked at Penola for Alexander Cameron, after arriving from Coll, Scotland in 1852. Lots of their descendants live around there still.

Lyndall McLean
4 years 2 months ago

They had a gun club and cricket team that I think expired in the early 1960’s.

6 years 30 days ago

I live in Mumbannar and it is a nice place to be. A bit cold in winter and the odd snake in summer but still gorgeous area with amazing birdlife.

6 years 29 days ago

Yes, Mumbannar is a lovely place. Thanks for commenting.