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Cavendish

Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, on the Wannon River.

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  • Area:292.357 km2
  • Elevation:207 m
  • Population:334
  • Local Government Area:Southern Grampians Shire Council

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Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, on the Wannon River. At the 2006 census, Cavendish and the surrounding area had a population of 454.The township was settled in the early 1850s, the Post Office opening on 1 April 1853. A railway line linking the town to Hamilton was opened on 2 November 1915 and closed on 1 July 1979.The mobile library from Hamilton makes regular visits, and there is also a Men's Shed. The local pub, The Bunyip Hotel is situated on the banks of the Wannon River. The Bridge Cafe is also a small general store, with gas bottle exchange available, and clean and welcoming dine-in facilities. There is a walk (Settlers Walk) along the Wannon River, with views of waterbirds and other birds, as well as sheep, which, along with cattle, are a major local industry. Four churches service the community.There is also a caravan/camping area, a police station, and some accommodation.The town has a kindergarten and a primary school. It has a football team playing in the South West District Football League. # History # Weather # Things to do

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