Lockington, Victoria

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Lockington
Victoria
Lockington Hotel.JPG
Lockington Hotel
Lockington is located in Shire of Campaspe
Lockington
Lockington
Coordinates 36°16′0″S 144°32′0″E / 36.26667°S 144.53333°E / -36.26667; 144.53333Coordinates: 36°16′0″S 144°32′0″E / 36.26667°S 144.53333°E / -36.26667; 144.53333
Population 408 (Template:It was on the sign)[1]
Postcode(s) 3563
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Campaspe
State electorate(s) Murray Plains
Federal Division(s) Murray

Lockington is a town in northern Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Campaspe local government area, 198 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Lockington had a population of 778, however the welcome sign to the town says 408 which is more plausible given the small population.[1]

History[edit]

The area was originally named Pannoobamawm. When the railway arrived in 1915 the station was named Bamawm. It was soon decided to name the growing town after William Lockington, a prominent Jesuit priest in the early 20th century.[2]

The Post Office opened on 2 May 1876 as Pannoobamawm and was renamed Lockington in 1921.[3]

The Town today[edit]

Lockington has one pub, a school, three churches and a small range of shops. The district features an extensive network of irrigation channels and these are said to feature the giant "Loch Ness yabby".[4]

Together with its neighbouring township Bamawm, Lockington has an Australian Rules football team (Lockington Bamawm United) competing in the Heathcote District Football League which won consecutive premierships in 2011/2012, led by coach Kahl Oliver.

Golfers play at the course of the Lockington Golf Club on Middleton Road.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lockington (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ O'Kelly, G. J. (1986). "Lockington, William Joseph (1871 - 1948)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition. Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ "LOCKINGTON". Campaspe Shire Council. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  5. ^ Golf Select. "Lockington". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lockington, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons