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Riddells Creek

Riddells Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, located in Wurundjeri Country and the Shire of Macedon Ranges.

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  • Area:72.594 km2
  • Elevation:373 m
  • Population:3,947
  • Local Government Area:Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Description

Riddells Creekis a town in Victoria, Australia, located in Wurundjeri Country and the Shire of Macedon Ranges. It is located in between the cities of Bendigo and Melbourne. Riddells Creek is also the name of the main watercourse which flows through the township, and which is a tributary of Jacksons Creek to the south. The town is served by Riddells Creek railway station on the Bendigo line. At the 2016 census, Riddells Creek had a population of 3167. # History Riddells Creek falls in the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Post colonial settlement, it was founded by John Carre Riddell and Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in 1841, when they purchased around 640 acres (260 ha) of land and leased another 2,000 acres (810 ha). The dirt road running parallel and opposite to the train station, Hamilton Street, was home to Mr John Carre Riddell whose house now demolished was also the oldest house in Riddells Creek to date. Hamilton Street and the Road between New Gisborne and Riddells Creek is named Hamilton Road after Thomas Hamilton. Riddells Creek Post Office opened on 1 February 1859. # Weather # Things to do

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