Acheron, Victoria

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Acheron
Victoria
Acheron is located in Shire of Murrindindi
Acheron
Acheron
Coordinates 37°15′S 145°42′E / 37.250°S 145.700°E / -37.250; 145.700Coordinates: 37°15′S 145°42′E / 37.250°S 145.700°E / -37.250; 145.700
Population 270 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3714
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murrindindi
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Indi

Acheron is a small town in Victoria, Australia. At the 2011 census, Acheron had a population of 270.[1]

Overview[edit]

It is located along the Maroondah Highway, near the junction of Acheron River and Goulburn River. The town was initially known as Acheron Lower, with Acheron Upper being what is now known as Taggerty. Both towns developed following the discovery of gold in Acheron River in 1870. Acheron Post Office opened on 15 April 1876 and was renamed Taggerty in 1893. Acheron Lower Post Office opened in 1884, was renamed Acheron in 1894 and closed in 1974.[2]

The town was affected by the Black Friday bushfires of 1939. Seven people died near the town while fleeing the fires.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Acheron (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11