Sandford, Victoria

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Sandford
Victoria
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Sandford
Coordinates 37°37′0″S141°27′0″E / 37.61667°S 141.45000°E / -37.61667; 141.45000 Coordinates: 37°37′0″S141°27′0″E / 37.61667°S 141.45000°E / -37.61667; 141.45000
Population130 (2021 census)
Postcode(s) 3312
LGA(s) Shire of Glenelg
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal division(s) Division of Wannon

Sandford ( /ˈsændfərd/ ) [1] is a bounded rural locality of the Shire of Glenelg local government area, Victoria, Australia south of Casterton. At the 2021 census, Sandford had a population of 130. [2]

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History

Sandford was settled due to its location on the Wannon River, allowing easy access to fresh water.

Sandford Post Office opened on 12 May 1862 and closed in 1978. [3] It also had a pub which was opened in the late 19th century and closed around 2005.

Traditional ownership

The formally recognised traditional owners for the area in which Sandford sits are the Gunditjmara People [4] who are represented by the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. [5]

Today

Sandford used to have a football team playing in the South West District Football League. [6] The club merged with nearby Casterton prior to the start of the 2014 season to form the Casterton-Sandford Football Netball Club.

The Sandford Bush Festival est. 2018 is held on the Labour Day Weekend in March and includes Folk, Bluegrass, Aussie Country, Gospel and Celtic music as well as bush dance concerts, poet's breakfasts, jam sessions, walk-ups and workshops.

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References

  1. Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Sandford". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN   978-1-876429-66-9.
  2. "2021 Sandford (Vic.), Census All persons QuickStats | Australian Bureau of Statistics". www.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  3. Premier Postal History, Post Office List , retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. "Map of formally recognised traditional owners". Aboriginal Victoria. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. "Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal". Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  6. Full Points Footy, South West District Football League , retrieved 15 April 2009