Campbells Creek, Victoria

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Campbells Creek
Victoria
Campbells Creek Victoria Five Flags.jpg
General store and hotel
Campbells Creek is located in Shire of Mount Alexander
Campbells Creek
Campbells Creek
Coordinates 37°06′S 144°12′E / 37.100°S 144.200°E / -37.100; 144.200Coordinates: 37°06′S 144°12′E / 37.100°S 144.200°E / -37.100; 144.200
Population 1,266 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3451
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mount Alexander
State electorate(s) Bendigo West
Federal Division(s) Bendigo
Localities around Campbells Creek:
Castlemaine Castlemaine Castlemaine
Muckleford Campbells Creek Fryerstown
Muckleford Fryerstown Fryerstown

Campbells Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town sits on the southern outskirts of Castlemaine on the Midland Highway. The town derives its name from a tributary of the Loddon, Campbells Creek, which flows through the township. At the 2006 Census, Campbells Creek had a population of 1,266.[1]

Campbells Creek was founded during the gold rush of the 1850s and the Post Office opened on 16 April 1858.[2]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League. The highest ever score in a senior game of Australian Rules football was scored by Campbells Creek, 100.34.634, defeating Primrose, 3.0.18, in a game in 1990.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Campbells Creek (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Campbells Creek at Full Points footy, retrieved 2009-07-12