Horsham, Victoria

Horsham, Victoria

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Horsham, Victoria

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Horsham (, locally )Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3 is the largest city by population and regional centre of the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia and is approximately north-west of Melbourne via the Western Highway. At the 2006 census, Horsham had a population of 14,125. Horsham is in the federal Division of Mallee. Currently held by the National party, it is the most conservative seat in the country.

Horsham won Australia's Tidiest Town 2001,

Horsham is the main administrative centre for and the most populous city within the Rural City of Horsham local government area.

History

Horsham was surveyed and settled in the late 1840s, the Post Office opening on 1 July 1848.

The main railway from Melbourne reached Horsham in 1879 and was later extended to Adelaide, while a branch line west to Carpolac was started in 1887 and closed in 1988.The Horsham Borough Council and the Shire of Wimmera operated the McKenzie Creek Tramway from the town to a stone quarry, some to the south. The horse tramway opened in 1885 and ceased operating in 1927. Special picnic trains operated from time to time conveying...
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