Coleraine, Victoria

Coleraine, Victoria

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Coleraine, Victoria

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Coleraine is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Glenelg Highway, west of the state capital, Melbourne and north-west of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area. It was named after the town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. At the 2006 census, the urban area of Coleraine had a population of 991.

History

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1838 for pastoral grazing. The town was surveyed later on Bryan Creek, a tributary of the Wannon River. The Post Office opened on November 16, 1854. Today, Coleraine's primary industries are beef and wool. The town hosts an Autumn Festival in April and an art show in August.

Sport

Coleraine has a football team playing in the South West District Football League.

It has a horse racing club, the Coleraine Racing Club, which runs the Coleraine Cup meeting in September.

Golfers play at the Coleraine Golf Club on Gordon Street.

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