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Streatham

Streatham is a suburb in Victoria’s Western District and is located on the Glenelg Highway between Lake Bolac and Skipton.

It was one of the first settlements in the area, with agriculture as the main industry up to the present day.

Streatham Accommodation, General Store, Parks, Golf Club, Church, VIC

Back in the 1840s, the town was known as Fiery Creek – named after the waterway in its location. By 1852, it was renamed after the town in London. In September 1844, the Post Office opened, which served as the first post office in the region, as well as a meeting place for the local community.

It is still an important agricultural centre today, with the main crops grown being canola, wheat, lupins, barley, triticale, and oats. They also produce wool, sheep, cattle, and meat.

Located 168 kilometres away from Melbourne, Streatham today offers an array of sights and activities for visitors. One must appreciate the history of the town by visiting the Streatham Memorial Hall, which was built in honour of those who served during the Second World War. On the building’s façade is a panel featuring a dagger and an inscription saying, “Lest We Forget.”

After visiting the town’s attractions, head over to Mooramong, which is just 18 kilometres away. The day is best spent exploring the elegant homestead once owned by the late Scobie and Claire Mackinnon. The house was built in the 1860s, followed by remodelling in 1938.

Go back in time with the collection of family photos, furniture, and art. The reserve, which is 600 acres in size, is home to a variety of wildlife too, which includes kangaroos and swamp wallabies, plus several bird species.

A visit to Streatham is one that will fill you up with history and culture, so you shouldn’t miss it!

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