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Glenorchy, Victoria

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Population  271 (2011 census)
State electorate(s)  Ripon
Federal division  Division of Wannon
Postcode(s)  3385
Postal code  3385
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Location  257 km (160 mi) NW of Melbourne 144 km (89 mi) NW of Ballarat 53 km (33 mi) SE of Horsham 23 km (14 mi) NW of Stawell
LGA(s)  Shire of Northern Grampians

Glenorchy is a town in the Wimmera district of the Australian state of Victoria. The town in located in the Northern Grampians Shire and on the Wimmera River, 257 kilometres (160 mi) north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Glenorchy had a population of 271.

Map of Glenorchy VIC 3385, Australia

The town was established around the "Four Posts Inn", opened in 1847 and within two years boasted a store, smithy and post office. The town was surveyed in 1850 by Robert Buchanan who named it after Glen Orchy in Scotland.

In 2010, Glenorchy was subjected to flooding after the Wimmera River broke its banks.

References

Glenorchy, Victoria Wikipedia


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