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Corindhap is a small town about 39kms south of Ballarat. It was an early goldfield settled in 1852 known as Break o'Day, becoming Corindhap in 1876.

History[edit | edit source]

The town was granted permission for a post office in January 1868:

The inhabitants of the rising township of Break o'day have long had to complain of the want of a post-office, having had either to travel a mile and a half to obtain correspondence or be under an obligation to a friend. The desired boon, however, has now been granted, and is, as our correspondent states, a great benefit to the district.[1]

A new school building was opened in July 1877:

The hon, J. B. Patterson, Minister of Public Works, opened the new State school at Corindhap on Friday. The Ballarat Courier thus describes the occasion .- —There were 180 children in the largo room, accompanied by many of their parents and friends. The chairman opened the meeting by explaining the circumstances connected with the old school, and the means they had adopted to secure the erection of the present imposing structure. The National Anthem was then enthusiastically sung by the whole assemblage. The correspondent next read a full report of the work performed by the board of advice since its appointment. One important item mentioned in this report was the collecting of £30 for the purpose of giving to all the children mementos of the opening celebration. The books wore then presented by the hon. the Minister, and the happy faces of the recipients were a pleasure to look upon. Miss L. D. Allen presided at the harmonium, and the children song several songs.[2]

Hotels[edit | edit source]

A list of hotels in Corindhap.

People[edit | edit source]

A list of people from Corindhap, or working in Corindhap.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1868 'CURRENT TOPICS.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 21 January, p. 2. , viewed 19 Mar 2018,
  2. 1877 'NEWS OF THE DAY.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 3 July, p. 2. , viewed 29 Jan 2019,