Wyndham History

1857 — The Melbourne to Geelong railway is built

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1857 — The Melbourne to Geelong railway is built

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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 used the name Werribee right from the start.

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1857

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eng

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“1857 — The Melbourne to Geelong railway is built,” Wyndham History, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/1218.

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