Lancaster, Victoria

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Lancaster
Victoria
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Primary school
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Lancaster
Coordinates 36°18′0″S145°07′0″E / 36.30000°S 145.11667°E / -36.30000; 145.11667 Coordinates: 36°18′0″S145°07′0″E / 36.30000°S 145.11667°E / -36.30000; 145.11667
Population393 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3620
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Murray Plains
Federal Division(s) Nicholls

Lancaster is a locality in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in Shire of Campaspe and the City of Greater Shepparton. At the 2016 census, Lancaster had a population of 393. [1]

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History

The locality was named after Thomas Lancaster, an early settler in the region and the father of the state parliamentarian, Samuel Lancaster. [2]

The Post Office opened on 15 November 1878 and a Kyabram East office opened on 28 November 1878. In 1881 the Lancaster office closed and Kyabram East was renamed Lancaster. This office closed in 1994. [3]

Today

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Kyabram & District Football League.

The town also has a small primary school with about 40 children.

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References

  1. 1 2 "2016 Census QuickStats Lancaster". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. Rollison, Kay. "Lancaster, Samuel (1852 - 1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Australian National University . Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  3. Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List" . Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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