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Warrnambool

WARRNAMBOOL, a seaport of Villiers county, Victoria, Australia, 166 m. by rail W.S.W. of Melbourne. Pop. (1901) 6410. The town lies on an eminence, on the shores of Warrnambool Bay, in a rich pastoral and agricultural district. Race meetings are held here, and the steeplechase course is considered the finest in the colony. Warrnambool has a fine port with a viaduct and breakwater pier 2400 ft. in length, and a jetty 860 ft. in length, on to which the railway runs. Large quantities of dairy produce, wool and live stock are exported; and there are a number of flourishing industries in the town, including brewing, flourmilling, tanning and boot and biscuit manufacturing. Sandstone * Baillie, Letters and Journals (Bannatyne Club, 1841).

abounds in the district and is extensively quarried. The summer climate is the coolest in the Australian states.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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