Lancaster, Victoria

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Lancaster
Victoria
Lancaster Primary School.JPG
Primary school
Lancaster is located in Shire of Campaspe
Lancaster
Lancaster
Coordinates 36°18′0″S 145°07′0″E / 36.30000°S 145.11667°E / -36.30000; 145.11667Coordinates: 36°18′0″S 145°07′0″E / 36.30000°S 145.11667°E / -36.30000; 145.11667
Population 489 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3620
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Rodney
Federal Division(s) Murray

Lancaster is a locality in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in Shire of Campaspe and the City of Greater Shepparton. At the 2006 census, Lancaster had a population of 489.[1]

History[edit]

The locality was named after Thomas Lancaster, an early settler in the region and the father of the state parliamentarian, Samuel Lancaster.[2]

The Post Office opened on 15 November 1878 and a Kyabram East office opened on 28 November 1878. In 1881 the Lancaster office closed and Kyabram East was renamed Lancaster. This office closed in 1994.[3]

Today[edit]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Kyabram & District Football League.

The town also has a small primary school with about 40 children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lancaster (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Rollison, Kay. "Lancaster, Samuel (1852 - 1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lancaster, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons