White Hills, Victoria

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White Hills
BendigoVictoria
WhiteHillsWarMemorial.JPG
War memorial entry to the Botanical Gardens
White Hills is located in City of Bendigo
White Hills
White Hills
Coordinates 36°44′S 144°18′E / 36.733°S 144.300°E / -36.733; 144.300Coordinates: 36°44′S 144°18′E / 36.733°S 144.300°E / -36.733; 144.300
Population 2,626 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3550
Location 4 km (2 mi) N of Bendigo
LGA(s) City of Greater Bendigo
State electorate(s) Bendigo East
Federal Division(s) Bendigo

White Hills is a suburb of the City of Bendigo in central Victoria, Australia. At the 2006 census, White Hills had a population of 2,626.[1]

White Hills Post Office opened on 21 August 1857 during the gold rush.[2]

The Bendigo Jockey Club, a horse racing club, is based at the Bendigo racecourse in White Hills and the Bendigo Cup is run here in mid-November.[3]
White Hills is also home of the White Hills Cricket Club, based at the Scott Street Cricket Ground.

Weeroona College Bendigo, a co-educational secondary college catering for students in years 7 to 10, is located in the suburb.

Notable Residents[edit]

Alfred Hampson (1864–1924) Labor MLA for Bendigo East and MHR for Bendigo was born in White Hills.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "White Hills (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Bendigo Jockey Club, retrieved 2009-05-07 [dead link]

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