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Eddington

Eddington is a small town on the Loddon River in Central Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:80.715 km2
  • Elevation:175 m
  • Population:96
  • Local Government Area:Loddon Shire Council

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Eddington is a small town on the Loddon River in Central Victoria, Australia. It is approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Maldon, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) SE of Dunolly, 24 kilometres (15 mi) ENE of Maryborough and 48 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of Bendigo. It is approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) north-west from Melbourne. There is a bridge over the Loddon at Eddington, built during 1928-30 to replace a 19th-century example that tended to be swept away by seasonal floods. One of Eddington's claims to fame is that the rescue team that set out to look for the ill-fated Burke and Wills party in the 19th century camped there overnight. While there were facilities including a brewery, cheese factory, butter factory, several hotels, race course and Churches during the second half of the 19th century, Eddington's population would be96 today . Today there is an active Golf Club, a Community Centre and live steam model engineering society. There are two former hotels, a former general store, former police station and lockup, former primary school and former garage. The Loddon River at Eddington is actually the upper reach of Laanecoorie Weir. A cafe operating limited hours also operates out of the old service station premises on the main road. # History # Weather # Things to do

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