Clarkefield, Victoria

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Clarkefield
Victoria
Clarkefield Victoria.jpg
Station Street
Clarkefield is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Clarkefield
Clarkefield
Coordinates37°29′S 144°45′E / 37.483°S 144.750°E / -37.483; 144.750Coordinates: 37°29′S 144°45′E / 37.483°S 144.750°E / -37.483; 144.750
Population320 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3430[2]
Elevation308 m (1,010 ft)
Location
LGA(s)
CountyBourke
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Clarkefield:
Riddells Creek Bolinda Chintin
Gisborne Clarkefield Kalkallo
Sunbury Wildwood Mickleham

Clarkefield (/ˈklɑːrkfld/) is a town in Victoria, Australia, 46 kilometres (29 mi) northwest of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume[2] and Shire of Macedon Ranges. At the 2016 Census, Clarkefield had a population of 320.

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1862 and was known as Lancefield Road until 1881, Lancefield Junction until 1926 and closed in 1982.[3]

Clarkefield was occupied as pastoral run, and it was named after the pastoralist, Sir William Clarke. The Clarkefield hotel and stables were established in 1857 and are now listed as heritage properties. The first school opened here in 1890.[4]


Jacksons Creek, a tributary of the Maribyrnong river at Clarkefield

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Clarkefield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Postcodes within Hume City Council". Hume City Council. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Clarkefield and Monegeeta". Victorian Places.