Brief history: Toora was first established in the 1870s after tin
was discovered in the southern foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Timber and dairying industries soon followed, as well as the line known
as the Great Southern Railway in 1891. The township’s skyline is
still dominated by the now-closed milk and butter factory, which
provided employment to many of the town’s people for more than a
Origin of name: Of Aboriginal origin, believed to be the name of the bush or swamp hen.