Allendale, Victoria

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Allendale
Victoria
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Former school
Allendale is located in Shire of Hepburn
Allendale
Allendale
Coordinates 37°22′S 143°56′E / 37.367°S 143.933°E / -37.367; 143.933Coordinates: 37°22′S 143°56′E / 37.367°S 143.933°E / -37.367; 143.933
Population 211 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3364
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Hepburn
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Ballarat

Allendale (aka Allandale) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located north-east of Creswick, in the Shire of Hepburn. At the 2011 census, Allendale and the surrounding area had a population of 211.[1]

The town began as a mining settlement around the Berry Leads mining area. It had a peak population of about 1,500. Allendale once had ten hotels, railway station, post office, bakery, and shops, all of which have closed.[2] The small boarding school located in Leishman Street was sold in 2005.[citation needed] Allendale Post Office opened on 6 May 1881, was known as Allandale from 1885 to 1893, and closed in 1974.[3]

Allendale Railway Station was on the North Creswick to Daylesford line. The railway closed in sections with Allendale to Newlyn closed on December 1, 1976, and from North Creswick to Allendale on December 8, 1986.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Allendale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Victorian Places: Allendale | Victorian Places, accessdate: November 28, 2016
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ North Creswick to Daylesford: North Creswick to Daylesford, accessdate: November 28, 2016

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