Sheep Hills, Victoria
Silo art at Sheep Hills, 2018
|Population||28 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||147 m (482 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Yarriambiack|
Sheep Hills is a locality in the northern Wimmera region, north-west Victoria. It is 271km north-west of Melbourne. The town is situated on the railway line south-east of Warracknabeal, north of Minyip.
Sheep Hills was the name of a farm operated by Archibald McMillan in 1847. The population boosted in the mid-1870s when many migrants, mostly German and Scottish, began farming in the area. The district was named Bangerang (the name of a Lutheran school) and Tarkedia (the name of a State school). In 1886 the railway from Minyip was extended to Warracknabeal, and many settled around the station, forming the township under the name of Sheep Hills.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sheep Hills (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places, 1993.
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