Buangor

Buangor is a small town on the Western Highway, 20 km west of Beaufort. The name is Aboriginal for 'pointed hill', a reference to Mt Buangor. It developed in the 1860s as a service centre to local farms and travellers and as a Cobb & Co. staging station on the Raglan-Beaufort and Horshan runs. On the right-hand side of the highway, as you head towards Ararat, is the Catholic church dating from 1875. Behind it is the school (1878).

Buangor is a small town on the Western Highway, 20 km west of Beaufort. The name is Aboriginal for 'pointed hill', a reference to Mt Buangor. It developed in the 1860s as a service centre to local farms and travellers and as a Cobb & Co. staging station on the Raglan-Beaufort and Horshan runs. On the right-hand side of the highway, as you head towards Ararat, is the Catholic church dating from 1875. Behind it is the school (1878). Just past the church is a Cobb & Co changing station built in 1869 and still in good condition. If you wish to see the interior speak to someone at the nearby hotel, first licensed in 1865. Turn left at the hotel into Main Rd. The first side road on the right is Cobbs Rd which has the Buangor Nursery. The second, Bunagor Rd, contains the railway station (1875). The store opposite Buangor Rd dates from 1865. The third, Challicum Rd, contains the old Anglican church (1888), now a private residence, and the cemetry.