Friday, September 14, 2012

Barwon Hotel, Winchelsea, Australia

Barwon Hotel, Winchlesea

Winchelsea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is in the Surf Coast Shire local government area and located on the Barwon River 115 km south-west of Melbourne and close to Geelong (37 km north-east).

The Barwon Hotel sits on the banks of the Barwon River, next to the historic bluestone bridge in the centre of Winchelsea. The Barwon Hotel itself is a historic building, being one of the earliest constructions when the town was founded next to the Barwon river crossing.

The town developed around the Barwon Inn (hotel), established in 1842 by Prosper Nicholas Trebeck and Charles Beal. The Post Office opened as Barwon on 1 July 1848 and was renamed Winchelsea in 1854.

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