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Cavendish, Victoria

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Population  454 (2006 census)
State electorate(s)  Lowan
Federal division  Division of Wannon
Postcode(s)  3314
Postal code  3314
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Location  295 km (183 mi) W of Melbourne 26 km (16 mi) N of Hamilton
LGA(s)  Shire of Southern Grampians

Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Wannon River. At the 2006 census, Cavendish and the surrounding area had a population of 454.

Map of Cavendish VIC 3314, Australia

The township was settled in the early 1850s, the Post Office opening on 1 April 1853. A railway line linking the town to Hamilton was opened on 2 November 1915.

The local pub, The Bunyip Hotel, brews a variety of beers.

The Bridge Cafe serves a variety of delectable foods, from takeaways to yummy snacks, and is also a small general store, with gas bottle exchange available, a Post Office, and clean and welcoming dine-in facilities.

There is a lovely walk along the Wannon River, with views of waterbirds and other birds, as well as sheep, which, along with cattle, are a major local industry.

Four Churches service the Community. There is also a Caravan/Camping area, a Police Station, and some accommodation if required. The Kindergarten and Primary School are well attended.

Cavendish is a nice little stop between Dunkeld, the Grampians and Hall's Gap, as well as being between Horsham and Hamilton and many other rural towns. There is a public bus service, the mobile library from Hamilton makes regular visits, and there is also a Men's Shed.

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

References

Cavendish, Victoria Wikipedia


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