Buxton, Victoria

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Buxton
Victoria
Buxton Hotel.JPG
The Buxton Hotel
Buxton is located in Shire of Murrindindi
Buxton
Buxton
Coordinates 37°29′S 145°43′E / 37.483°S 145.717°E / -37.483; 145.717Coordinates: 37°29′S 145°43′E / 37.483°S 145.717°E / -37.483; 145.717
Population 257 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3711
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murrindindi
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Indi

Buxton is a small town 104 kilometres (65 mi) north-east of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. At the 2011 Census, Buxton had a population of 257.[1]

The district around Buxton was significantly impacted by the Black Saturday bushfires. It was isolated for several days with no telephone or power.

Today Buxton remains a small township with a roadhouse, a Post Office, general store, a fishing and outdoors store, Salmon and Trout Farm, Hotel, a town hall, a primary school, nursery and several bed and breakfasts.

It has an active Country Fire Authority station with one tanker and one slip-on unit. The Buxton Fire Brigade was formed in 1943 and officially recognised on 25 February 1944.[2]

After the 2009 Black Saturday fires, the Marysville Police station was temporarily relocated in Buxton until the new station was opened in 2012.[3]

The igloo roadhouse was established in 1944. The Buxton Primary School opened in 1875. Buxton Post Office opened on 1 February 1873.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Buxton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Buxton Fire Brigade » History". home.vicnet.net.au. 2013. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Marysville Police Station opens". 11 July 2012. [permanent dead link] Retrieved 21 July 2013
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11