Sandford, Victoria

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Sandford
Victoria
Sandford is located in Shire of Glenelg
Sandford
Sandford
Coordinates37°37′0″S 141°27′0″E / 37.61667°S 141.45000°E / -37.61667; 141.45000Coordinates: 37°37′0″S 141°27′0″E / 37.61667°S 141.45000°E / -37.61667; 141.45000
Population144 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3312
LGA(s)Shire of Glenelg
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Division of Wannon

Sandford (/ˈsændfərd/)[2] is a bounded rural locality of the Shire of Glenelg local government area, Victoria, Australia south of Casterton. At the 2006 census, Sandford and surrounding area had a population of 287.[1] Redrawing of the statistical boundaries reduced Sandford's population in 144 in 2016.

History[edit]

Sandford was settled where the farmers could get a permanent water supply, this comes from the Wannon River.

Sandford Post Office opened on 12 May 1862 and closed in 1978.[3] It also had a pub which was opened in the late 19th century and closed around 2005.

Today[edit]

Sandford used to have a football team playing in the South West District Football League.[4] The club merged with nearby Casterton prior to the start of the 2014 season to form the Casterton-Sandford Football Netball Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sandford (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
  2. ^ Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Sandford". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-1-876429-66-9.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, South West District Football League, retrieved 2009-04-15