Wandiligong

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Wandiligong
Victoria
WandiligongManchesterUnityHall.JPG
Manchester Unity hall
Wandiligong is located in Alpine Shire
Wandiligong
Wandiligong
Coordinates 36°45′41″S 146°59′3″E / 36.76139°S 146.98417°E / -36.76139; 146.98417Coordinates: 36°45′41″S 146°59′3″E / 36.76139°S 146.98417°E / -36.76139; 146.98417
Population 296 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3744
Location
LGA(s) Alpine Shire
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s) Indi

Wandiligong is a town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is located on Morses Creek and in the Alpine Shire local government area, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Bright and 330 kilometres (210 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Wandiligong had a population of 296.[1]

Wandiliong was established in the 1850s during the Victorian gold rush and at one stage the town was home to 2,000 people. The town as a whole is now registered with the National Trust of Australia as a historic landscape and is home to building with historic value such as the Manchester Unity hall—built in 1874.[2]

The town is home to one of the largest apple orchards in the southern hemisphere.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wandiligong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wandiligong information and attractions". Travel Victoria. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Travel: Bright". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

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