Steiglitz, Victoria

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Steiglitz
Victoria
Steiglitz Courthouse.jpg
Courthouse
Steiglitz is located in Golden Plains Shire
Steiglitz
Steiglitz
Coordinates 37°52′0″S 144°10′0″E / 37.86667°S 144.16667°E / -37.86667; 144.16667Coordinates: 37°52′0″S 144°10′0″E / 37.86667°S 144.16667°E / -37.86667; 144.16667
Postcode(s) 3331
Location
LGA(s) Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s) Buninyong
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Steiglitz:
Durdidwarrah Durdidwarrah Staughton Vale
Meredith Steiglitz Staughton Vale
She Oaks Maude Anakie

Steiglitz is a small town in Victoria, in the Brisbane Ranges. It is located 92 kilometres (57 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne, Australia. In the early 1850s gold was found near the town, and as a consequence it grew on land belonging to pastoralists from the von Stieglitz family. Following the decline of the Australian gold rushes in the late 1870s the population of the town declined. The last gold mine in the town closed in 1941 and the population as of 2006 is less than 100. The Steiglitz Post Office's history closely follows the town's history: it opened on 15 March 1856 and closed in 1966.[1]

The former Steiglitz Court House is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[2]

Former Main Street which in colonial gold rush days saw shops, hotels, banks, mines and houses occupy both sides and surrounding streets. Building on bottom left is the former Scott's hotel. Further up the hill on the right is the former Ellis drapery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  2. ^ "Former Steiglitz Court House (H1487)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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