Former school at Stonehaven
|LGA(s)||Golden Plains Shire|
Stonehaven is a small settlement about 10 km west of Geelong, Victoria, on the Hamilton Highway. It consists of a number of scattered farmhouses, the former primary school building (now a private residence), a community hall (now derelict) and a Country Fire Authority (CFA) fire station. The fire station is sometimes used as a polling booth for state and federal elections. The Ceres Bridge Estate winery has its vineyard in Stonehaven, producing chardonnay and pinot noir.
The Stonehaven Post Office opened in 1927 and was closed in 1958.
In 1953, farmers discovered rabbits at Stonehaven which had become immune to myxomatosis. These so-called "super rabbits" had appeared only three years after the virus had been released to control rabbit numbers.
In 2012 a CFA fire truck became bogged in a paddock at Stonehaven while fighting a grass fire. The crew had to abandon the $500,000 tanker which was extensively damaged by the fire.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stonehaven (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "Polwarth District Polling Places". pandora.nla.gov.au. 2004. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Geelong Grammar School and the wine industry". pandora.nla.gov.au. September 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Post Office List - PPA". premierpostal.com. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "'Super-rabbits' now!". The Argus. 27 November 1953. p. 7. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Gnarwarre crew praised". CFA Connect. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
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