Carlsruhe, Victoria


Carlsruhe, Victoria

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


caption =
lga = Shire of Macedon Ranges
postcode = 3442
est =
pop = 442
elevation= 526
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Macedon, Ballarat East
fedgov = Bendigo, McEwen
dist1 = 80
dir1 = NW
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 74
dir2 = S
location2= Bendigo
dist3 = 11
dir3 = NW
location3= Woodend
dist4 = 6
dir4 = SE
location4= Kyneton
near-nw = Kyneton
near-n = Kyneton
near-ne = Benloch
near-w = Kyneton
near-e = Newham
near-sw = Lauriston
near-s = Woodend North
near-se = Newham

Carlsruhe is a small rural town in the Shire of Macedon Ranges between Woodend and Kyneton, alongside the Calder Highway. It is approximately 50 minutes from both Melbourne and Bendigo. At the 2006 census, Carlsruhe and the surrounding area had a population of 442.Census 2006 AUS
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name= Carlsruhe (State Suburb)
accessdate=2007-07-25
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History

Carlsruhe was initially a sheep run established in August 1837 by Charles Hotson Ebden. Carlsruhe was the first rural property north of the Port Phillip settlement. It was named after Karlsruhe, Germany, where Charles Hotson Ebden received part of his education. Carlsruhe has a graveyard that has many tombstones dating back to the 19th century.

A township was established in the 1850s and the Post Office opened on 1 September 1854 closed after a few months and reopened in 1858. When the railway arrived in 1862 Carlsruhe Railway Station office opened some distance away. They closed in 1958 and 1967.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
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Gallery

ee also

*Carlsruhe railway station

References


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