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Meredith, Victoria

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Meredith is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Geelong. At the , Meredith had a population of 788.

History

The town was surveyed in 1851–52. The naming of the town thought to be in honor of Captain Charles Meredith.{{Cite weburl=https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/meredith-and-meredith-shiretitle=Meredith and Meredith Shire Victorian Placeswebsite=www.victorianplaces.com.auaccess-date=2018-12-25
Meredith Post Office opened on 1 November 1854 and the railway came to the town with the opening of the Geelong-Ballarat line in 1862, with the local railway station opened soon after. Now only grain and freight trains use the line.
Darra, a house and stone cottage at 490 Slate Quarry Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Meredith today

Meredith has been host to the Meredith Music Festival since 1991.
Golfers play at the course of the Meredith Golf Club on the Midland Highway.
The Meredith Rural Fire Brigade has a long and proud history serving the Meredith and District areas for over 100 years, established in 1911 the Meredith Rural Fire Brigade is 100% Voluntary and protects the community from all types of fires and emergencies. The MRFB's newest appliance which is a 3.4C Heavy Tanker was bought through fundraising by its dedicated CFA members and the Victorian State Government.
Category:Towns in Victoria (Australia)
Category:1854 establishments in Australia
 
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