South west Victoria- Ararat

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The revelation of gold in 1857 amid the Victorian dash for unheard of wealth changed it into a boomtown which kept on prosperring until the turn of the twentieth century after which it has consistently declined in populace. It was declared as a city on 24 May 1950. Today, in any case it proceeds to decline.[

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Ararat is a little city in south-west Victoria, Australia, around 205 kilometers (130 mi) west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern inclines of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Its urban populace as indicated by the 2011 enumeration was 7,024.[1] It is the biggest settlement in the Rural City of Ararat nearby government range and is the regulatory focus. The revelation of gold in 1857 amid the Victorian dash for unheard of wealth changed it into a boomtown which kept on prosperring until the turn of the twentieth century after which it has consistently declined in populace. It was declared as a city on 24 May 1950. Today, in any case it proceeds to decline.[2] It is named after Mount Ararat 10 kilometers south west of the town which was named by Horatio Wills in 1841. Center RESOURCES AND ATTRACTORS History: Before the European settlement of Australia, Ararat was possessed by the Tjapwurong Indigenous Australian people.[3] Europeans initially settled in the Grampians area in the 1840s after surveyor Thomas Mitchell passed through the range in 1836. In 1841, Horatio Wills, on his approach to selecting nation further south, composed in his journal, "in the same way as the Ark we rested" and named an adjacent slope Mt Ararat. It is from this passage and the close-by Mount that the town takes its name. The Post Office opened 1 February 1856 albeit known as Cathcart until 31 August 1857.[4]

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