Glenorchy, Victoria

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Glenorchy
Victoria
Glenorchy Bakery.JPG
The former bakery in Glenorchy, now a residence
Glenorchy is located in Shire of Northern Grampians
Glenorchy
Glenorchy
Coordinates 36°54′0″S 142°40′0″E / 36.90000°S 142.66667°E / -36.90000; 142.66667Coordinates: 36°54′0″S 142°40′0″E / 36.90000°S 142.66667°E / -36.90000; 142.66667
Postcode(s) 3385
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Northern Grampians
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Glenorchy is a town in the Wimmera district of the Australian state of Victoria. The town in located in the Northern Grampians Shire and on the Wimmera River, 257 kilometres (160 mi) north-west of the state capital, Melbourne.

The town was established around the "Four Posts Inn", opened in 1847 and within two years boasted a store, smithy and post office. The town was surveyed in 1850 by Robert Buchanan who named it after Glen Orchy in Scotland.[1]

In 2010, Glenorchy was subjected to flooding after the Wimmera River broke its banks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glenorchy". Film Ballarat Hepburn and Beyond. Film Victoria. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Frustration for Northern Grampians Shire". ABC Western Victoria. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 December 2010.