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The Governor of Victoria, Sir Charles Henry Darling, announced in the Victoria Government Gazette [dated Friday 11 March 1864 p. 978] that the Wyndham Road District, having an area of one hundred square miles and collecting annual rates amounting to…

1824 - Explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell camped on Werribee on the 19 December 1824.
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Traveller’s Rest Inn established at Little River
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1849 —The Plan of Township of Wyndham is signed off by Robert Hoddle, the surveyor of Melbourne.
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Thomas Chirnside occupies land on the west bank of the Werribee River
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Ferry operator Elliot Armstrong opened his Bridge Inn on the opposite side of the river, in line with Werribee Street, where the present Racecourse Hotel now stands. Later Armstrong’s Bridge Hotel was known simply as Armstrong’s Inn.
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Thomas Chirnside builds Point Cook Homestead.
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Ellen Armstrong, the inn-keeper’s nineteen-year-old daughter, opens the first school with nineteen pupils, operating from a pre-fabricated zinc house erected in the backyard of the hotel. When Thomas Walker, the government inspector paid ‘Miss…
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A Police Paddock is established with a two roomed house for the first constable.
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After a few false starts the Geelong to Melbourne Railway finally opens. Legend has it that Thomas Chirnside used his influence and insisted that a station be built in the town, and that it was named Werribee Station, however, the railway company had…

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