Place:Anglesea, Victoria, Australia


Coordinates38.417°S 144.167°E
Located inVictoria, Australia
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Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. At the , Anglesea had a population of 2,290.

Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950.

Alcoa of Australia operate a power station and open-cut coalmine in the town.

In February 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires swept through the area, destroying many houses.

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