Port Campbell

Port Campbell (/ˈkæmbəl/)[2] is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Shire of Corangamite. At the 2016 census, Port Campbell had a population of 478.[3]

The Twelve Apostles Limestone structure

History

The town was settled in the 1870s, with the first wharf being built in 1880.[4] Port Campbell Post Office opened on 19 March 1874. It was renamed Port Campbell West in 1881 when a new Port Campbell office opened near the wharf.[5] At the 2001 census, Port Campbell had a population of 372. At the 2006 census, Port Campbell had a population of 599. At the 2011 census, Port Campbell had a population of 618.

Port Campbell is now a popular tourist destination for visiting The Twelve Apostles, located 12 kilometres to the east of the town and the Port Campbell National Park,[6] as well as maintaining a small crayfishing community.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Port Campbell (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Butler, S., ed. (2009). “Port Campbell”. Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-1-876429-66-9.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Port Campbell (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ “PORT CAMPBELL”. Camperdown Chronicle. VII, (651). Victoria, Australia. 24 December 1880. p. 3. Retrieved 23 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  6. ^ “Port Campbell”. Visit Victoria. Tourism Victoria. Retrieved 5 December 2013.

External links

Media related to Port Campbell, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons