Wickliffe, Victoria

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Wickliffe
Victoria
Wickliffe west approach.jpg
Wickliffe is located in Rural City of Ararat
Wickliffe
Wickliffe
Coordinates 37°41′S 142°43′E / 37.683°S 142.717°E / -37.683; 142.717Coordinates: 37°41′S 142°43′E / 37.683°S 142.717°E / -37.683; 142.717
Population 299 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3379
LGA(s) Rural City of Ararat
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Wickliffe is a small town in the Rural City of Ararat local government area in western Victoria, Australia. At the 2006 census, Wickliffe and surrounding area had a population of 299.[1]

History[edit]

Wickliffe Post Office opened around January 1854 and closed in 1988.[2]

In 1880 7 km from town Robert Francis Burns used an axe and severed Michael Quinlivan's head. He was later hanged in HM Prison Ararat in 1883.

Today[edit]

The football team combined with nearby town Lake Bolac is known as the Magpies and plays in the Mininera & District Football League.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wickliffe (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Mininera and District Football League, archived from the original on March 9, 2009, retrieved 2009-04-15