Hopetoun, Victoria


Hopetoun, Victoria

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


caption =
lga = Shire of Yarriambiack
postcode = 3396
est =
pop = 630
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Mildura
fedgov = Mallee
dist1 = 395
dir1 =
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 118
dir2 =
location2= Horsham
dist3 = 195
dir3 =
location3= Mildura

Hopetoun is a town which serves as the major service centre for the Southern Mallee area of Victoria, Australia. Hopetoun is situated 400 kilometres north-west of Melbourne on the Henty Highway in the Shire of Yarriambiack local government area. At the 2001 census, Hopetoun had a population of 630.Census 2001 AUS|id=UCL221800|name=Hopetoun (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)|accessdate=2007-06-30|quick=on]

History

The town was named after the 7th Earl of Hopetoun, Victorian Governor from 1889 to 1895 and later the first Governor-General of Australia. The Post Office opened on September 12, 1891 when the township was established.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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The Town today

The town consists of two hotels, newsagents, post office, chemist and pharmacist, hairdressers, car dealership, 3 service stations, 2 junior schools (one state, one catholic) and a senior secondary college which caters for surrounding townships. It also has a restaurant called the Bon Bon and an Op Shop. Hopetoun Airport serves the town.

Local attractions include Wyperfeld National Park, Yarriambiack Creek and Lake Corrong.

Hopetoun has a football team competing in the Mallee Football League, netball clubs, a golf course, lawn bowls, cricket and tennis competitions, basketball and many other sporting and recreational activities for all ages.

References


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