Rokewood, Victoria

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Rokewood
Victoria
Rokewood Victoria.jpg
General store
Rokewood is located in Golden Plains Shire
Rokewood
Rokewood
Coordinates 37°54′0″S 143°43′0″E / 37.90000°S 143.71667°E / -37.90000; 143.71667Coordinates: 37°54′0″S 143°43′0″E / 37.90000°S 143.71667°E / -37.90000; 143.71667
Population 244 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3330
Location
LGA(s) Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Rokewood:
Rokewood Junction Corindhap
Dereel
Mount Mercer
Werneth Rokewood Shelford
Cressy Barunah Park Barunah Park

Rokewood is a small rural township in Victoria, Australia in the Golden Plains Shire, 133 kilometres (83 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Rokewood and the surrounding area had a population of 244.[1]

History[edit]

Rokewood Post Office opened on 1 October 1857.[2]

McMillans Bridge, which crosses the Woady Yaloak River for the Rokewood-Skipton Road between Rokewood and Werneth, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]

Sport[edit]

In conjunction with its neighbouring township Corindhap Rokewood has an Australian Rules football team, Rokewood-Corindhap. It previously competed in the Lexton Plains Football League, but the league folded at the end of the 2010 season. The team now play in the Central Highlands Football League [4]

Golfers play at the course of the Rokewood Golf Club on Rokewood - Shelford Road.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rokewood (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "McMillans Bridge (H1847)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Rokewood-Corindhap, retrieved 2009-04-15 
  5. ^ Golf Select, Rokewood, retrieved 2009-05-11