Lockington, Victoria

Lockington is a town in northern Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Campaspe local government area, 198 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Lockington had a population of 808.[1]

History

The area was originally named Pannoobamawm. When the railway arrived in 1915 the station was named Bamawm. It was soon decided to name the growing town after William Lockington, a prominent Jesuit priest in the early 20th century.[2]

The Post Office opened on 2 May 1876 as Pannoobamawm and was renamed Lockington in 1921.[3]

The Town today

Lockington has one pub, a school, three churches and a small range of shops. The district features an extensive network of irrigation channels and these are said to feature the giant "Loch Ness yabby".[4]

Together with its neighbouring township Bamawm, Lockington has an Australian Rules football team (Lockington Bamawm United) competing in the Heathcote District Football League which won consecutive premierships in 2011/2012, led by coach Kahl Oliver.

Golfers play at the course of the Lockington Golf Club on Middleton Road.[5]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Lockington". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ O'Kelly, G. J. (1986). "Lockington, William Joseph (1871 - 1948)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition. Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  4. ^ "LOCKINGTON". Campaspe Shire Council. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  5. ^ Golf Select. "Lockington". Retrieved 2009-05-11.

External links

Media related to Lockington, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons