Hexham, Victoria

Coordinates 38°0′0″S 142°41′0″E / 38.00000°S 142.68333°E / -38.00000; 142.68333Coordinates: 38°0′0″S 142°41′0″E / 38.00000°S 142.68333°E / -38.00000; 142.68333
Population 123 (2011 [1])
Postcode(s) 3273
LGA(s) Shire of Moyne
State electorate(s) South West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Hexham /ˈhɛksəm/ is a township in Victoria, Australia.

The town is on the Hamilton Highway between Caramut and Mortlake. It sits on the banks of the Hopkins River, Hexham is said to be Victoria's second oldest inland settlement, after Harrow.[2] The town was a Cobb & Co. staging point for all mail from Hamilton via Caramut, Penshurst and Tarrington and passenger stopover on the route between Geelong and Belfast (Port Fairy).

The hotel was once a regular stop over for miners on their way to the goldfields.

The town used to have a football team that played in the Mt Noorat Football League but it folded in 1984.

The Hexham racecourse was the location of the first polocrosse match in Australia.

The town is located 250 kilometres (155 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne, on the Hamilton Highway between Hamilton and Mortlake.


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