Wycheproof, Victoria


Wycheproof, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Wycheproof
state = vic



caption = View from the Mount Wycheproof Lookout
lga = Shire of Buloke
coordinates = coord|36|5|S|143|13|E|region:AU_type:city|display=inline,title
postcode = 3527
est =
pop = 816 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC27057 | name = Wycheproof (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Swan Hill
fedgov = Mallee
dist1 = 276
dir1 = NW
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 136
dir2 = NW
location2= Bendigo
dist3 = 96
dir3 = S
location3= Swan Hill
dist4 = 31
dir4 = NW
location4= Charlton

Wycheproof is a small regional locality in the centre of Shire of Buloke, in north western Victoria, Australia. As the 2006 census, it had a population of 816. The name, Wycheproof, originates from an aboriginal word meaning 'grass on a hill', referring to Mount Wycheproof just off the Calder Highway, which is the smallest registered mountain in the world, standing at only 43 meters above sea level. [cite web
url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/victoria/wycheproof/2005/02/17/1108500207659.html
title=Wycheproof - Victoria - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au
publisher=www.smh.com.au
accessdate=2008-03-24
] The economy of Wycheproof is driven mainly by wheat.

The railway from Bendigo and Korong Vale reached the area in 1883 and was later extended north. cite journal
year = 1990
month = March
title = Tracks Across the State
author = Sid Brown
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)
pages = pages 71-76
] The township was established beside the railway and the Post Office opened on April 1, 1884 replacing earlier offices from 1876 serving the rural area named Wycheproof and Mount Wycheproof.Citation
last = Premier Postal History
title = Post Office List
url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country=
accessdate = 2008-04-11
] The last regular passenger service though the local railway station was from Bendigo to Sea Lake on May 7, 1977 and was operated by a DERM.cite journal
year = 1997
month = March
title = Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960
author = Chris Banger
journal = Newsrail
publisher = Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)
pages = pages 77 - 82
] The town is unusual in that even today the railway line runs in the centre of the main street. [cite web
url=http://aussierailphotos.fotopic.net/p47920457.html
title=S302-S311-T376-T413-T357 on 9146 grain train though Wycheproof 18.1.2008
authoer=Stewart Anderson
publisher=aussierailphotos.fotopic.net
accessdate=2008-05-11
]

Wycheproof has a proud sporting history. With it's neighbouring township Narraport Wycheproof has a football team (Wycheproof-Narraport) competing in the North Central Football League.Many AFL stars are from Wycheproof including Corey Jones, Mervyn Keane, Greg Kennedy and Chris Pym.

References

External links

* [http://community.fotopic.net/search/simple.php?tab=P&txt=WycheProof Photos of trains at Wycheproof, by various photographers]
* [http://www.wycheproof.vic.au/our_history/our_history.html Local history]


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