Linton, Victoria

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Linton
Victoria
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The BARR building, once home to the local doctor's surgery and a haberdasher/glovemaker
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Linton
Coordinates 37°41′0″S143°34′0″E / 37.68333°S 143.56667°E / -37.68333; 143.56667 Coordinates: 37°41′0″S143°34′0″E / 37.68333°S 143.56667°E / -37.68333; 143.56667
Population580 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3360
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal division(s) Wannon
Localities around Linton:
Chepstowe Snake Valley Snake Valley
Pittong Linton Scarsdale
Happy Valley
Mannibadar Mannibadar Happy Valley

Linton is a town in Victoria, Australia, off Glenelg Highway. Most of the town is located in Golden Plains Shire; however, a small section is in the Shire of Pyrenees. At the 2016 census, Linton and the surrounding area had a population of 580. [1] The Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary lies to the south-east of the township, near Springdallah Creek.

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History

Linton was first settled about 1840 and was named after a pioneer family in an area.

Gold was found in 1848 in what later became known as Linton's Diggings. Chinese people, among others, mined the local shafts until the gold ran out. The miners remained in the area and set up market gardens. The Post Office opened on 5 November 1857 as Linton's and was renamed Linton around 1860. [2] Much mining equipment can still be found in the Linton district.

The local Grenville Standard newspaper began publication in April 1895, and ran for 2,389 issues, ceasing 25 October 1941. [3] The 1914–1918 years of the newspaper have been digitised as part of the Australian digitised newspapers project. [4]

The ALP politician and Leader of the Federal Opposition 1922–28, Matthew Charlton, was born in Linton in 1866.

In December 1998, five firefighters were killed when they became trapped in a tanker while battling a bushfire near Linton. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Linton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 August 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 28 March 2021
  3. The Grenville standard. Linton, [Victoria] Hubert Alfred Adams, -1941. 1895.
  4. "Grenville Standard (Vic. : 1915 - 1918)". Trove. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. Johnstone, Graeme (State Coroner); Gyorffy, Tom; Livermore, Garry (11 January 2002). "Report of the Investigation and Inquests into a Wildfire and the Deaths of Five Firefighters at Linton on 2 December 1998" (pdf). State Coroner's Office, Victoria. p. 278. Retrieved 10 January 2020. Section=14.1.28