Towns in Australia

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Netherby VIC


Postcode: 3418

Netherby is a medium-sized township in Western Victoria, in Australia. It is approximately 370km North West from Melbourne.

The town takes its name from the British full-rigged ship Netherby, 944 tons, which was wrecked on King Island in Bass Strait on 17 July 1866. The ship was carrying 52 crew and 452 emigrants to Brisbane, Queensland and all hands landed safely.

After the castaways were rescued and taken to Melbourne, few elected to continue on to Queensland and many settled in the district of Victoria then being opened up that was named after their ship.