Beulah, Victoria

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Beulah
Victoria
Beulah is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Beulah
Beulah
Coordinates 35°56′17″S 142°25′12″E / 35.93806°S 142.42000°E / -35.93806; 142.42000Coordinates: 35°56′17″S 142°25′12″E / 35.93806°S 142.42000°E / -35.93806; 142.42000
Population 207 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3395
Elevation 100 m (328 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarriambiack
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.4 °C
72 °F
8.5 °C
47 °F
375.4 mm
14.8 in

Beulah is a town in the southern Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Yarriambiack local government area, 395 kilometres north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Beulah had a population of 207.[1]

History[edit]

The town's name is taken from the Book of Isaiah, 62:4.[2] In some English translations the word is given as "married" or "inhabited".

Beulah was established on land that was once part of Brim station. Closer settlement began in the 1880s and the town site was proclaimed in 1891. A Post Office opened on May 6, 1891 [3] and the railway from Warracknabeal opened on 5 January 1893.[4] The line to Hopetoun opened on 6 March 1894.[4] The town claims to be the closest to the rabbit-proof fence, established to prevent the incursion of rabbit plagues.[5]

The town today[edit]

Beulah has a football team competing in the Mallee Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Beulah (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Beulah". Travel (Sydney Morning Herald). 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Hopteoun Line". Infrastructure. VICSIG. 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Beulah, Victoria". Travelmate. Retrieved 2007-05-27. 

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