Romsey, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Romsey
state = vic


caption = The main street of Romsey.
lga = Shire of Macedon Ranges
postcode = 3434
est = 1850s
pop = 4490 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26553 | name = Romsey (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
elevation = 427
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Macedon
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 61
location1 = Melbourne
dist2 = 30
location2 = Sunbury
dist3 = 91
location3 = Bendigo
dist4 = 96
location4 = Ballarat
near-nw = Newham
near-n = Lancefield
near-ne = Willowmavin
near-w = Woodend
near-e = Wallan
near-sw = Riddells Creek
near-s = Darraweit Guim
near-se = Beveridge

Romsey (Pron-en-au|ˈɹɔmzіː) is a town in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Macedon Ranges in the state of Victoria, Australia. The town is located convert|61|km|mi|0|lk=on north of Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Romsey had a population of 4490.

History

The Post Office opened on 16 January 1858, but was named Lancefield until January 1860 and Five Mile Creek until March 1860. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

Today

Romsey has a skate park, two petrol stations, two banks, two supermarkets and a primary school. The local Lions Park is built around Five Mile Creek, a small creek running through the town. A public library operated by the neighboring Shire of Mitchell opened in 2008. To accommodate this extensive renovations were carried out in the historic former Shire Offices and post office buildings.

Local sporting groups include Romsey Football Club competing in the Riddell District Football League.

References

Books on the District

*cite book | last = Mitchell | first = Peter | coauthors = Alan Jackson, Carol Moore, Gavin Smith | title = Romsey: A Veritable Garden of Eden | publisher = West Bourke Books Inc | date = 2004 | location = Romsey | pages = | url = | doi = | id = ISBN 0-646-43570-1
*cite book | last = Reid | first = John (Ed.) | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = When Memory Turns the Key: The History of the Shire of Romsey | publisher = Joval | date = 1992 | location = Bacchus Marsh | pages = | url = | doi = | id = ISBN 0-9588112-5-3
*cite book | last = Smith | first = Gavin | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = All Wild and Lonely Bush | publisher = Shire of Romsey Book Committee | date = 1994 | location = Romsey | pages = | url = | doi = | id = ISBN 0-646-238345


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