Wurdiboluc, Victoria

Wurdiboluc is a rural locality in the Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Wurdiboluc had a population of 569 people.[1]

A post office was opened in July 1927 as Wurdiboluc State School PO. A receiving office had previously existed since around 1902. It was renamed Wurdiboluc PO in 1932 and closed on 30 September 1966.[3]

Wurdiboluc once had a state school; the date of its closure is unknown. In 1902, a proposal was made to amalgamate the school with that at nearby Wensleydale, on a new central site; instead, the Wensleydale school was closed in 1903, and the Department of Education arranged to transport the Wensleydale students to the Wurdiboluc school.[4][5]

Newspaper advertisements from the 1860s refer to a “Wurdee Boluc Hotel” or “Reeves’ Telegraph Hotel” at Wurdiboluc.[6][7]

Wurdee Boluc Reservoir, the main water storage for the city of Geelong, is located in Wurdiboluc. The reservoir has picnic facilities, and is also used for fishing. The adjacent Wurdee Boluc Water Treatment Plant is responsible for filtering, disinfecting and fluoridating Geelong’s water supply.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Wurdiboluc (SSC)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ “Wurdiboluc (entry 103420)”. VICNAMES. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. “Post Office List”. Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  4. ^ “Notes and Events”. The Colac Herald. Trove. 2 December 1902. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. ^ “Notes and Events”. The Colac Herald. Trove. 3 March 1903. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ “Advertising”. Geelong Advertiser. 8 May 1961.
  7. ^ “Advertising”. Geelong Advertiser. 8 August 1966.
  8. ^ “Recreational Areas”. Barwon Water. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  9. ^ “Excursion: Wurdee Boluc Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant”. Barwon Water. Retrieved 11 June 2014.