Birdwoodton, Victoria

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Entering Birdwoodton
Birdwoodton is located in Rural City of Mildura
Coordinates 34°11′47″S 142°03′31″E / 34.19639°S 142.05861°E / -34.19639; 142.05861Coordinates: 34°11′47″S 142°03′31″E / 34.19639°S 142.05861°E / -34.19639; 142.05861
Population 971 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3505
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEST (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Rural City of Mildura
Region Sunraysia
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Birdwoodton:
Merbein Merbein New South Wales
Merbein South Birdwoodton Cabarita
Merbein South Koorlong Mildura

Birwoodton is a locality situated in the Sunraysia region, in north western Victoria, Australia. The place by road, is situated about 4 kilometres south of Merbein and 14 kilometres northwest of Mildura.

Named after William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, leader of the ANZAC forces at the Battle of Gallipoli, it was established as an agricultural soldier settler scheme soon after World War I. The Post Office opened on 19 July 1920 (closed in 1978).[3]

The locality is predominantly devoted to grape production.

The Anglican Catholic church in Birdwoodton

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Birdwoodton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived 25 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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