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Lang Lang

(3984, 75 km SE, Cardinia Shire)

A stopping place for travellers to Gippsland on McDonald's Track, Lang Lang advanced further after the opening of the Dandenong to Port Albert railway line in 1892. By the early 20th century the town supported two hotels, a Mechanics Institute, and two general stores. Lang Lang (from an Aboriginal term for a group of trees) was first known as Carrington and from 1891 the state school (established 1888) bore the name Proctor's Plains. Home to an annual Easter Monday Rodeo, first held in 1901, Lang Lang is now a major asparagus-growing district.

Jenny Coates