Place:Brown Hill, Victoria, Australia


NameBrown Hill
Alt namesWoodmans Hillsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates37.549°S 143.912°E
Located inVictoria, Australia
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 5 kilometres east of the Central Business District. The population at the was 3,078.

The suburb's name is a corruption of Brownbill's Hill, which was named after prospector William Brownbill, who early during the Ballarat gold rush claimed and settled the area.

The suburb is located on a valley to the south and east of the Brown Hill range and Gong Gong and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.

Today, Brown Hill is almost an entirely residential area with large areas of open and recreational space and several schools.

Brown Hill incorporates the unbounded neighbourhood of Woodmans Hill (originally a separate area) is located within Brown Hill adjacent to Warrenheip in the east.

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