Towns in Australia

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Beulah VIC


Postcode: 3395

Beulah is a town in the northern Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in Yarriambiack Shire Local Government Area, 395 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2001 census, Beulah had a population of 203. The town is named after a place name in the Book of Isaiah.

Beulah was established on land that was once Brim station. Closer settlement began in the 1880s and a town site was proclaimed in 1891. The railway reached town in 1893. The town claims to be the closest to the rabbit-proof fence, established to prevent the incursion of rabbit plagues.

The small townships of Beulah and Brim serve a prosperous agricultural community between Warracknabeal and Hopetoun.

Both owe their origins to the arrival of the early pastoralists in the mid 1800’s who were following the course of the Yarriambiack Creek as it flowed north to Lake Corrong near Hopetoun.

Brim gets its name from the Aboriginal work for “spring or well of water” but it is said that Beulah has biblical connotations.

Weirs constructed across the Yarriambiack Creek at both Brim and Beulah have created attractive recreation areas with powered camping sites available and remnants of the evidence of early settlement can still be seen including the solitary grave of James Simson, formerly a Commander in the Honorable East India Company Service, who died in 1858 as a result of being gored by a bullock. Located in Simson Street, this is the only defined grave left of the Brim Station Cemetery.