Wickliffe is a small town in the Rural City of Ararat local government area in western Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Wickliffe and surrounding area had a population of 113.[1]

History

Wickliffe Post Office opened around January 1854 and closed in 1988.[2]

In 1880 7 km from town Robert Francis Burns used an axe and severed Michael Quinlivan's head. He was later hanged in HM Prison Ararat in 1883.

Today

The football team combined with nearby town Lake Bolac is known as the Magpies and plays in the Mininera & District Football League.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wickliffe (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Mininera and District Football League, archived from the original on 9 March 2009, retrieved 15 April 2009