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Victorian History - ID: 2 Youve got Buckleys ... In the Early 1800's the British government decided to establish a settlement on the shores of Port Phillip Bay in order to protect British interests and a lucrative sealing industry in Bass Strait.

Historical Society - ID: 45 The History Centre, COPACC Building, Gellibrand Street Colac

The Peoples Voice - ID: 61 Colac vies with Buninyong and Kilmore for the distinction of being the oldest inland town in Victoria. Pastoralists settled the district in 1837.

Lightstation Heritage - ID: 126 Cape Otway Lightstation is of national significance as the 8th navigation beacon in Australia. The light has continuously operated since 1848, marking the important landfall for British emigrant ships since rounding the Cape of Good Hope.

THE COLAC - ALVIE RAILWAY - ID: 147 The area to the north-west of the City of Colac borders on the shores of Lake Corangamite, Victoria largest natural lake. Following World War 1 (1914-1918), this area was opened to soldier settlement.

Old Beechy Trail - ID: 167 The Old Beechy Rail Trail follows one of the states former narrow gauge railways through an area of scenic forest, rich farmland and rolling hills with the coast not too far away.

Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail - ID: 168 The Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail passes through a variety of scenic landscapes including bushland with very high conservation values, rich farmland and the open volcanic plains of Corangamite.

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail - ID: 169 This is a planned 28km trail following the former railway starting from the Moyne River in Port Fairy through Koroit to Dennington near Warrnambool.

Narrow Gauge Railways - ID: 170 The Colac to Crowes line was built to serve the local timber and farming community.

Warcourt Cemetery - ID: 184 Warncoort is near Birregurra. Travelling along the Princes Highway (A1) between Winchelsea and Colac, take the C152 turn-off to Birregurra (this T-intersection is almost adjacent to where the Warrnambool - Geelong rail line actually crosses the highway -

Intown Network Colac History - ID: 203 The name Colac probably derives from the local aboriginal tribe that lived in the area called the Coladjin Aborigines.

Cemeteries of S.W. Victoria - ID: 231 Contact the Historical Groups Detailed Below for Further Information about any Names or Locations.

PictureVictoria - ID: 307 PictureVictoria is a Victorian Local History Project, funded from Arts Victoria, through the Statewide Public Library Development Grants. This project aims to increase the accessibility of the local history collections held by Victorian public libraries.

Web Sites for Genealogists - ID: 321 An organized list of web sites with a comprehensive selection of computer programs for genealogists plus a brief subjective opinion about each of them.

Australian Information - ID: 375 The Guide to Australia is an encyclopaedic collection of essential information about Australia. It contains information as diverse as the Australian constitution, current weather and lamington recipes.

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