Sign and a small garden at Cavendish
|Population||454 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Southern Grampians|
Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Wannon River. At the 2006 census, Cavendish and the surrounding area had a population of 454.
The local pub, The Bunyip Hotel, brews a variety of beers.
The Bridge Cafe serves a variety of delectable foods, from takeaways to yummy snacks, and is also a small general store, with gas bottle exchange available, a Post Office, and clean and welcoming dine-in facilities.
There is a lovely walk along the Wannon River, with views of waterbirds and other birds, as well as sheep, which, along with cattle, are a major local industry.
Four Churches service the Community. There is also a Caravan/Camping area, a Police Station, and some accommodation if required. The Kindergarten and Primary School are well attended.
Cavendish is a nice little stop between Dunkeld, the Grampians and Hall's Gap, as well as being between Horsham and Hamilton and many other rural towns. There is a public bus service, the mobile library from Hamilton makes regular visits, and there is also a Men's Shed.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cavendish (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
- The Argus (Melbourne), Wednesday, 3 November 1915, p.11
- The Horsham - Hamilton via Balmoral Railway Turton, Keith W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin July 1968 pp153-171
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