Eganstown, Victoria

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Eganstown
Victoria
Eganstown is located in Shire of Hepburn
Eganstown
Eganstown
Coordinates 37°22′0″S 144°05′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.08333°E / -37.36667; 144.08333Coordinates: 37°22′0″S 144°05′0″E / 37.36667°S 144.08333°E / -37.36667; 144.08333
Population 203
Postcode(s) 3461
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Hepburn

Eganstown is a town located in the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Eganstown and the surrounding area had a population of 203.[1]

West of Daylesford, Victoria on the Midland Highway. Until 1872 called Blanket Flat, the town takes its name from John Egan who secured a lease of land here in 1848.[2] The land had originally been taken up by J.W. Berry in 1840.[3][page needed] The area contains the Deep Creek Mineral Spring and Corinella Spring.

Deep Creek Post Office opened on 21 January 1861, was renamed Egan's Town in 1872 and Eganstown around 1917, closing in 1969.[4]

Corinella Run[edit]

The Corinella Run was on Deep Creek and John Egan ran sheep there.[3][page needed] Egan took the name Corinella from the Aboriginal place name Koorinella, which means a place where kangaroos drink.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Eganstown (State Suburb))". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-07-09.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Darwin, Norm. "SQUATTERS ON THE UPPER LODDON". Ballarat Genealogy Society. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b MacDonald, Janet; Garry Powell (2008). Double Gold: 1870's Mining and Farming Diaries. Windsor, Victoria: Prahran Mechanics' Institute Press. ISBN 978-0-9804536-2-1. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.