Tylden, Victoria

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Tylden
Victoria
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Entering Tylden
Tylden is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Tylden
Tylden
Coordinates 37°20′0″S 144°25′0″E / 37.33333°S 144.41667°E / -37.33333; 144.41667Coordinates: 37°20′0″S 144°25′0″E / 37.33333°S 144.41667°E / -37.33333; 144.41667
Population 350 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3444
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Ballarat East
Federal Division(s) Bendigo, Ballarat

Tylden is a small country town in central Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area, 83 kilometres (52 mi) north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Tylden has a population of 350.

History[edit]

Tylden Post Office opened on 7 January 1860.[2]

Today[edit]

Tylden is home to the large Wadham Park thoroughbred racehorse training facility recently established a cost of A$20m. The training facility was strongly opposed by residents over many years of public matters, the facility at one point wished to be granted permission to draw 20 million litres a year from the underground spring that runs below the town, they did not get their permit. In recent months it has been taken over by Mark Rowsthorn and is focusing on the breeding of thoroughbreds rather than a racing stable. Wadham Park is now known as Woodside Park Stud.[3]

See also[edit]

Former Tylden railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tylden (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Howell, Stephen (2006-10-25). "One Swallow can make Wadham Park's spring". The Age. Retrieved 2007-07-21.