Amphitheatre, Victoria

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Amphitheatre
Victoria
Amphitheatre Hotel.JPG
Hotel Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre is located in Pyrenees Shire
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Coordinates 37°10′0″S 143°25′0″E / 37.16667°S 143.41667°E / -37.16667; 143.41667Coordinates: 37°10′0″S 143°25′0″E / 37.16667°S 143.41667°E / -37.16667; 143.41667
Population 291 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3468
Location
LGA(s) Pyrenees Shire
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Amphitheatre is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Pyrenees Highway in the Pyrenees Shire, south-west of Avoca. At the 2006 census, Amphitheatre and the surrounding area had a population of 291.[1]

Amphitheatre was originally located further south of its current location, in the natural amphitheatre after which it is named. A Post Office opened on 22 June 1859.[2]

At the end of the gold mining period of the late 19th century the township was moved to the highway. A plaque remains in the original location as the only reminder of this.

The town has a primary school, a Post Office and an Ice Creamery in the old Amphitheatre Hotel. Accommodation is available in the hotel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Amphitheatre (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11