Dunnstown, Victoria

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Dunnstown
Victoria
DunnstownShamrockHotel.JPG
The Shamrock Hotel
Dunnstown is located in Shire of Moorabool
Dunnstown
Dunnstown
Coordinates 37°36′0″S 143°59′0″E / 37.60000°S 143.98333°E / -37.60000; 143.98333Coordinates: 37°36′0″S 143°59′0″E / 37.60000°S 143.98333°E / -37.60000; 143.98333
Population 254 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3352
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moorabool
State electorate(s) Ballarat East
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Localities around Dunnstown:
Warrenheip Leigh Creek Bungaree
Navigators Dunnstown Millbrook
Navigators Yendon Lal Lal

Dunnstown is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Moorabool, 108 kilometres (67 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne on the flats below Mount Warrenheip and approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) east of Ballarat. At the 2006 census, Dunnstown and the surrounding area had a population of 254.[1]

History[edit]

Dunn's Town Post Office opened on 21 November 1864, was renamed Dunn's Town Railway Station PO in 1884, Dunnstown in 1909 and closed in 1980.[2]

Brind's Distillery, a former whiskey distillery complex on Old Melbourne Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is Victoria's last surviving example of a pot still distillery. In 1893, the distillery employed nearly one third of those working in Victorian distilleries. Parts of the complex have been used more recently for bottling spring water.[3]

Today[edit]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Central Highlands Football League.[4] A tourist attraction, Kryal Castle is located there.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dunnstown (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Former Brind's Distillery (H1013)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Dunnstown, retrieved 2009-04-15 
  5. ^ http://www.fatima.balrt.catholic.edu.au/Dunnstown/kryalcastle.htm

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