Lascelles, Victoria

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Lascelles
Victoria
Lascelles is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Lascelles
Lascelles
Coordinates 35°37′S 142°35′E / 35.617°S 142.583°E / -35.617; 142.583Coordinates: 35°37′S 142°35′E / 35.617°S 142.583°E / -35.617; 142.583
Population 114 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3487
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarriambiack

Lascelles is a locality in Victoria, Australia, located approximately 113 km from Swan Hill, Victoria. In the 2006 census the state suburb of Lascelles had a population of 114.[1]

The township was established as a station on the Mildura railway line and was named after Edward Harewood Lascelles, owner of the Minapre grazing property in the area and a partner of wool-brokers Dennys-Lascelles.[3] Lascelles Post Office opened in 1903 when the railway arrived.[4]

With its neighbouring township Woomelang, Lascelles had a football team (Woomelang-Lascelles) competing in the Mallee Football League until the league folded in 2015.

In 1917, after an abnormally warm winter, the mice population of Lascelles was so large that the mice filled every square inch of ground. More than 1,500 tons mice - it is estimated that there were over a hundred million - were slain before the outbreak was finally tamed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lascelles (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. 
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived 2007-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Learmonth, Noel F. (1970). Four Towns and a Survey. Hawthorn Press: Melbourne
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11