Lancaster, Victoria

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]

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.

References

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.

External links

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