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Coleraine

Coleraine is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Glenelg Highway, 334 kilometres (208 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne and 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-west of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area.

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  • Area:174.361 km2
  • Elevation:89 m
  • Population:1,029
  • Local Government Area:Southern Grampians Shire Council

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Coleraine is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Glenelg Highway, 334 kilometres (208 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne and 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-west of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area. It was named after the town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. At the 2006 census, the urban area of Coleraine had a population of 991. # History The area was first settled by Europeans in 1838 for pastoral grazing. The town was surveyed later on Bryan Creek, a tributary of the Wannon River. In April 1840 the Fighting Waterholes massacre of up to 60 Jardwadjali people of the Konongwootong Gundidj clan occurred near the current day Konongwootong reservoir.The Post Office opened on 16 November 1854.The Coleraine Magistrates' Court closed on 1 November 1981, not having been visited by a Magistrate since 1971.Today, Coleraine's primary industries are beef and wool. The town hosts an Agricultural Show in November and an art show in August. Notable past residents of Coleraine include Helena Rubenstein - cosmetics manufacturer # Weather # Things to do

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