Strath Creek, Victoria

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Strath Creek
Victoria
StrathCreekIntersection.JPG
Looking towards the main intersection at Strath Creek from Pioneer Park
Strath Creek is located in Shire of Murrindindi
Strath Creek
Strath Creek
Coordinates 37°14′11″S 145°13′16″E / 37.23639°S 145.22111°E / -37.23639; 145.22111Coordinates: 37°14′11″S 145°13′16″E / 37.23639°S 145.22111°E / -37.23639; 145.22111
Population 432 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3658
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murrindindi
State electorate(s) Seymour
Federal Division(s) Indi
Localities around Strath Creek:
Tallarook Kerrisdale Homewood
Reedy Creek Strath Creek Flowerdale
Reedy Creek Clonbinane Flowerdale

Strath Creek is a small town in central Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area, 104 kilometres (65 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne, on the creek of the same name which flows into King Parrot Creek to the north. At the 2006 census, Strath Creek and the surrounding area had a population of 432.[1]

History[edit]

Strath Creek Post Office opened on 16 April 1885.[2]

Today[edit]

The town was affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, with the picturesque Hume and Hovell cricket ground barely escaping the flames. The cricket ground is based on the famous Lords Cricket Ground in England, having the same dimensions and a similar slope.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Strath Creek (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Caldwell, Alison (27 February 2009). "Cricket oval's lucky escapes from bushfires". The World Today (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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