Wareek, Victoria

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Wareek is a Central Victorian town which straddles both the Pyrenees Shire and the Shire of Central Goldfields.

Wareek is located in Shire of Central Goldfields
Coordinates37°00′02″S 143°35′29″E / 37.0004489°S 143.591372°E / -37.0004489; 143.591372Coordinates: 37°00′02″S 143°35′29″E / 37.0004489°S 143.591372°E / -37.0004489; 143.591372
State electorate(s)Ripon
Federal Division(s)Bendigo, Wannon

People and properties[edit]

The "largest landholder and possibly the wealthiest" in the area was Charles Wilson from Sunny Park Wareek[1][2] ( Coordinates 36°58′53″S 143°36′28″E / 36.9813035°S 143.607879°E / -36.9813035; 143.607879 ). Wilson's daughter Maude Wilson married John Miller in 1901 at Sunny Park and they then lived in the Rathscar district where their four children were born. John and his brother Bill were share farmers.

The Norwood Homestead on Norwood Road, Wareek, ( Coordinates 36°58′57″S 143°38′34″E / 36.9824418°S 143.6426573°E / -36.9824418; 143.6426573 ), constructed in 1863, is said to be "one of the most distinctive gothic revival houses in Victoria". The two-storey homestead is registered on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

Bung Bong, Wareek Cemetery[edit]

The Bung Bong, Wareek cemetery

The cemetery is located at 413 Bung Bong-Rathscar Rd, Wareek VIC 3465. ( Coordinates 37°02.549′S 143°35.152′E / 37.042483°S 143.585867°E / -37.042483; 143.585867 ) and in 2017 is being upgraded by the community with new fences and facilities.

Information on the interments,[4] with more details and images of the headstones - here.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Death of C A Wilson". Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser. 12 January 1917. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Talbot Leader". Talbot Leader. 13 January 1917. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Norwood Homestead". 7 June 1999.
  4. ^ "Wareek Bung Bong Cemetery". February 2009.
  5. ^ "Bung Bong & Wareek Cemetery". 2006.

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