Meredith, Victoria

Meredith is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Geelong. At the 2016 census, Meredith had a population of 788.[1]

Meredith
Victoria
MeredithMidlandHighway.JPG
Main street
Meredith is located in Golden Plains Shire
Meredith
Meredith
Coordinates37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667Coordinates: 37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667
Population788 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3333
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Meredith:
Cargerie Elaine
Morrisons
Durdidwarrah
Mount Mercer Meredith Steiglitz
She Oaks
Shelford Bamganie Lethbridge

HistoryEdit

The town was surveyed in 1851–52. The naming of the town thought to be in honor of Captain Charles Meredith. [2]

Meredith Post Office opened on 1 November 1854[3] and the railway came to the town with the opening of the Geelong-Ballarat line in 1862,[4] with the local railway station opened soon after. Now only grain and freight trains use the line.

Darra, a house and stone cottage at 490 Slate Quarry Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[5]

Meredith todayEdit

Meredith has been host to the Meredith Music Festival since 1991.[6]

Golfers play at the course of the Meredith Golf Club on the Midland Highway.[7]

The Meredith Rural Fire Brigade has a long and proud history serving the Meredith and District areas for over 100 years, established in 1911 the Meredith Rural Fire Brigade is 100% Voluntary and protects the community from all types of fires and emergencies. The MRFB's newest appliance which is a 3.4C Heavy Tanker was bought through fundraising by its dedicated CFA members and the Victorian State Government.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Meredith (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017.  
  2. ^ "Meredith and Meredith Shire | Victorian Places". www.victorianplaces.com.au. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ "Rail Geelong – Geelong Line Guide". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 23 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Darra (H0268)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ Neal, Matt (30 November 2011). "Meredith Music Festival". The Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ Golf Select, Meredith, retrieved 11 May 2009