Australian Towns & Cities
Victoria: Wycheproof
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Surveyed in 1875, Wycheproof is a small town on the edge of the Mallee. It is the site of the smallest mountain in Australia; Mount Wycheproof, which rises only 43 metres above the surrounding countryside.

Wycheproof is an unusual town with a very wide main street, named Broadway, and a huge grain silo. It is a service town for the surrounding cereal growing properties. The town is reportedly derived a local Aboriginal word,  'witchi-poorp', which meant 'grass on a hill' or 'reed on a hill', a reference to Mt Wycheproof.

The town offers a number of attractions for tourists, including Mount Wycheproof and the Wycheproof Museum.

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Preview: Description:
The CBD of Wycheproof shown here with the old railway line up the centre of Broadway (Calder Hwy), 2003.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Wycheproof Town Centre:
Broadway (Calder Hwy) as it passes through the town centre, 2003.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

View over the town from Mt Wycheproof, 2003.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

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Last updated: 02 Dec 2019 18:58

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