Meredith, Victoria

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Meredith
Victoria
MeredithMidlandHighway.JPG
Main street
Meredith is located in Golden Plains Shire
Meredith
Meredith
Coordinates 37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667Coordinates: 37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667
Population 1,118 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3333
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Meredith:
Cargerie Elaine
Morrisons
Durdidwarrah
Mount Mercer Meredith Steiglitz
She Oaks
Shelford Bamganie Lethbridge

Meredith is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Geelong. At the 2006 census, Meredith had a population of 1,118.[1]

History[edit]

Meredith Post Office opened on 1 November 1854 [2] and the railway came to the town with the opening of the Geelong-Ballarat line in 1862,[3] with the local railway station opened soon after. Now only grain and freight trains use the line.

Darra, a house and stone cottage at 490 Slate Quarry Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. [4]

Meredith today[edit]

Meredith has been host to the Meredith Music Festival since 1991.[5]

Golfers play at the course of the Meredith Golf Club on the Midland Highway.[6]

The Meredith Rural Fire Brigade has a long and proud history serving the Meredith and District areas for over 100 years, established in 1911 the Meredith Rural Fire Brigade is 100% Voluntary and protects the community from all types of fires and emergencies. The MRFB's newest appliance which is a 3.4C Heavy Tanker was bought through fundraising by its dedicated members and the kind assistance of both the Victorian State Liberal Government and Country Fire Authority.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Meredith (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Rail Geelong - Geelong Line Guide". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Darra (H0268)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Neal, Matt (30 November 2011). "Meredith Music Festival". The Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Golf Select, Meredith, retrieved 2009-05-11