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Warrnambool Region Local History

1840s Estimated 3,500 Aborigines

in the Western District and today some descendants still live in this area. It is believed Warrnambool is an aboriginal word meaning land between two rivers, two swamps or ample water.

1840 Warrnambool's first settlers arrived

in the Lady Bay area, which was a natural harbour.

1846 Warrnambool surveyed

and established soon after,

1849 The Warrnambool's 1st Post Office opened

on 1 January.

1850s Warrnambool an Important port

and grew quickly due to the 1850s Victorian Gold Rush, benefitting from the private ownership of nearby Port Fairy.

1855 Warrnambool was gazetted

as a municipality.

1883 Warrnambool Declared a Town

1888, Allansford district farmers

met to discuss the setting up of a local butter factory as an alternative to manufacturing the butter on their own farms. Commencing with just eight directors, the factory was officially opened on 14th November 1888. Their first year turnover was £12,000.

1890 Warrnambool's Beautiful Ozone Hotel,

construction was completed and opened

1918 Warrnambool

was declared a City Link To Warrnambool Historical Society

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