Alma, Victoria

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Alma
Victoria
Alma is located in Shire of Central Goldfields
Alma
Alma
Coordinates 37°1′38″S 143°40′40″E / 37.02722°S 143.67778°E / -37.02722; 143.67778Coordinates: 37°1′38″S 143°40′40″E / 37.02722°S 143.67778°E / -37.02722; 143.67778
Population 692 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3465
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Central Goldfields
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Bendigo

Alma is a town in Victoria, Australia, along the Maryborough – St Arnaud Road, west of Maryborough. In the 2006 census, Alma and the surrounding area had a population of 692.[1]

Alma began as a gold-mining settlement and was named after the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War. It was surveyed in 1860, the Post Office opening on 1 July 1861.[2] (closed 1969), and proclaimed in 1891. It had a peak population of 2,109.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Alma (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11