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AT - Dimboola

Hidden : 04/02/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Aussie Towns

This is a series of caches that has been put out along the Kidman Way to celebrate our favorite towns.

The caches are all of a reasonable size and should easily be found.

As this is the main highway all care should be taken to pull of the road in a safe position as not to interfier with the traffic.


Dimboola is a town located in theWimmera of Western Victoria. Situated on the Wimmera River in the State of Victoria, the town of Dimboola was previously known as 'Nine Creeks'. Following a survey conducted in late 1862 by contractor Frederick Smith of Ararat, a plan for a township in the County of Dimboola was proposed. It was first recognised as being a township when mentioned in the April 1863 edition of the 'Government Gazette". At the2011 censusDimboola had a population of 1,662.

 

Before the arrival of white people into the district, the Aborigines called the area Watchegatcheca which had the meaning 'Wattle Tree and White Cockatoos'. The name 'Dimboola' has generally been accepted to have come from the Ceylonese "dimbula" meaning 'Land of Figs'. The name came from the District Surveyor of the time John George Winchester Wilmot, who had previously lived in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The relationship of the name to this area is suggested to have come from 'Upper Regions Station' where an abundance of fruit trees grew in the garden, many of which were figs.

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