Edenhope, Victoria

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Edenhope
Victoria
Edenhope is located in Shire of West Wimmera
Edenhope
Edenhope
Coordinates 37°03′S 141°18′E / 37.050°S 141.300°E / -37.050; 141.300Coordinates: 37°03′S 141°18′E / 37.050°S 141.300°E / -37.050; 141.300
Population 976 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3318
Location
LGA(s) Shire of West Wimmera
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Mallee

Edenhope is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Wimmera Highway, 30 kilometres from the South Australian border, in the Shire of West Wimmera local government area. At the 2011 census Edenhope had a population of 976.

The township of Edenhope was established some years later than nearby Apsley, the Post Office opening on 16 July 1864.[2]

The town sits on the shores of Lake Wallace, which is home to abundant waterbirds, and is a popular fishing and water sports destination. Lake Wallace is now filling again after the Australian drought, and the waterbird population is slowly increasing. On Lake Street in the grounds of the Secondary College, there is a cairn commemorating the first all-Aboriginal cricket team to go to England.

Edenhope has a horse racing club, the Edenhope Racing Club, which holds the Edenhope Cup meeting on the Labour Day weekend in March.[3] The Apsley Racing Club also hold their Cup meeting there in April.[4]

Golfers play at the course of the Edenhope Golf Club on Laidlaw Avenue.[5]

Edenhope hosts Henley on Lake Wallace on the second Saturday in February.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Edenhope (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Edenhope Racing Club, retrieved 2009-05-07 [dead link]
  4. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Apsley Racing Club, retrieved 2009-05-07 [dead link]
  5. ^ Golf Select, Edenhope, retrieved 2009-05-11