Oxley, Victoria

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Oxley
Victoria
OxleyShireHall.JPG
Oxley Shire Hall, built in 1875
Oxley is located in Rural City of Wangaratta
Oxley
Oxley
Coordinates36°26′S 146°23′E / 36.433°S 146.383°E / -36.433; 146.383Coordinates: 36°26′S 146°23′E / 36.433°S 146.383°E / -36.433; 146.383
Population631 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3678
Location
LGA(s)Rural City of Wangaratta
State electorate(s)Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s)Indi

Oxley is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Snow Road, 13 kilometres (8 mi) south-east of Wangaratta, in the Rural City of Wangaratta. At the 2016 census, Oxley had a population of 631.[1]

Oxley derives its name from the Oxley Plains, which were named in 1824 by the explorers Hume and Hovell after John Oxley, the Surveyor-General of New South Wales. Oxley Post Office opened on 1 January 1870. An earlier office named Oxley became Milawa.[2] The township served as the administrative centre of Oxley Shire until 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Oxley (Vic.)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11

Jones, Graham (1995) Memories of Oxley, Charquin Hill Publishing.

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