Apsley, Victoria

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Apsley
Victoria
Apsley is located in Shire of West Wimmera
Apsley
Apsley
Location in Shire of West Wimmera
Coordinates 36°58′S 141°05′E / 36.967°S 141.083°E / -36.967; 141.083Coordinates: 36°58′S 141°05′E / 36.967°S 141.083°E / -36.967; 141.083
Population 324 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1841
Postcode(s) 3319
Location
LGA(s) Shire of West Wimmera
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Mallee

Apsley is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is on the Wimmera Highway, in the Shire of West Wimmera, 420 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, and 7 kilometres east of the South Australian border. The town is named after Apsley House in London. It was surveyed in 1851 and proclaimed in 1852, a Post Office opening on 1 January 1854 [2] replacing that of Lake Wallace (open since 1 March 1849 nearer what is now Edenhope serving the grazing population.

The population at the 2011 census was 324. The town is close to Lake Bringalbert and Newlands Lake, and the Saint Gregory's Vineyard, which specialises in port wine.

Apsley had a football club that competed in the Kowree Naracoorte Football League from 1937. Later this would become the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League where Apsley competed until 1999, when they merged with Edenhope. Since 2007 Edenhope Apsley have played in the Horsham & District Football League. Apsley's best known footballers were Reg Burgess, who played for the Essendon Football Club and Lachlan Neale, who currently plays for the Fremantle Football Club

A large Red-flowering Gum on Wallace Street is listed on the National Trust of Australia's Significant Tree Register for Victoria.

Golfers play at the Apsley Golf Club on the Wimmera Highway.[3]

In 2014, 12 farm families banded together to buy the pub. The Border Inn Hotel has completed an extensive renovation, and has a small attached general store for the town, which has recently opened.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Apsley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Apsley, retrieved 11 May 2009