Haven, Victoria

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Haven
Victoria
Haven is located in Rural City of Horsham
Haven
Haven
Coordinates36°45′S 142°11′E / 36.750°S 142.183°E / -36.750; 142.183Coordinates: 36°45′S 142°11′E / 36.750°S 142.183°E / -36.750; 142.183
Population943 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3401
Location5 km (3 mi) S of Horsham
LGA(s)Rural City of Horsham
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Mallee

Haven is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia about 5 km from Horsham. At the 2006 census, it had a population of 943.[1]

Haven has a general store, a recreation reserve and a small primary school with approximately 25-30 students. The town has a monthly market.[citation needed] Haven Post Office opened on 1 December 1911 and closed in 1985.[2]

During the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, a fire enveloping the outskirts of Horsham threatened Haven; firefighters managed to save the general store, hall and school, despite flames coming within metres of those buildings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Haven (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2008.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Haven school, hall, general store saved". Wimmera Mail-Times. 7 February 2009. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2009.