Newbridge, Victoria

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Newbridge
Victoria
Newbridge Victoria.JPG
The Wimmera Highway at Newbridge
Newbridge is located in Shire of Loddon
Newbridge
Newbridge
Coordinates 36°43′59″S 143°55′01″E / 36.73306°S 143.91694°E / -36.73306; 143.91694Coordinates: 36°43′59″S 143°55′01″E / 36.73306°S 143.91694°E / -36.73306; 143.91694
Population 358 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3551
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Loddon
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Bendigo

Newbridge is a town in central Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Loddon River and in the Shire of Loddon local government area, 173 kilometres (107 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Newbridge had a population of 358.[1]

Newbridge was founded as a gold mining town, the Post Office opening on 1 February 1856.[2]

Newbridge is a popular camping and fishing location with campsites available along the river. The town is host to a Family Fishing Bonanza in February and the "Music for the people" event in March.[3]

It is the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley Bayley who, with William Ford discovered the goldfields of Coolgardie in September 1892, Coolgardie being a town in the vicinity of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.[4]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Loddon Valley Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Newbridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Tarnagulla". Travel. Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 5 July 2007. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Pat (2006). "Bayley, Arthur Wellesley (1865 - 1896)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 

External links[edit]

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