Armstrong, Victoria

Armstrong, Victoria

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

caption =
lga = Rural City of Ararat
postcode = 3377
est =
pop =
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Ripon
fedgov = Wannon
dist1 = 217
dir1 = W
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 102
dir2 = W
location2= Ballarat
dist3 = 10
dir3 = NW
location3= Ararat

Armstrong (also known as Armstrongs) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Western Highway, north of Ararat, in the local government area of Rural City of Ararat.

The town began as a gold-mining settlement, with a Post Office (Armstrong's) opening on January 1, 1859, Citation

last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ] and had a peak population of 516.

The Melbourne to Adelaide railway passes through the town. In 1938, Armstrong was the site of an experimental installation of a radical form of railway safeworking intended to bring about cost savings. It resulted in seven years of tortuous bureaucratic decision making ["Switching-out Armstrong" Waugh, Andrew Australian Railway History, August, 2005 pp283-303] .


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