Cardigan

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Cardigan is a settlement west of Ballarat, Victoria.

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Origin of the name

History

Situated high on the watershed, Cardigan is close to Dowling Forest. Mixed farming and some mining were the main industries in 1898 but only agriculture is now practised. In 1898 it had a state school, a Gothic church and a post office but the nearest hotel was in Dowling Forest about 1 km away and the nearest permanent water is at Miners Rest. Its height above sea level was the impetus for upgrading the 3BA radio station's transmitter at Cardigan in the 1960s.[1]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Cardigan Mine

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Mining in Cardigan - Mining companies in Cardigan - Mining gullies in Cardigan - Mining gutters in Cardigan - Mining leads in Cardigan - Mining reefs in Cardigan

Notes

  1. City of Ballarat Heritage Study (Stage 2) April 2003: Thematic History

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Further reading

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--Beth Kicinski 11:56, 17 November 2016 (AEDT)

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