Smeaton Tourism, Australia

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Smeaton is a rural town in the state of Victoria, Australia near the town of Creswick. At the 2011 census, Smeaton had a population of 279. The 2011 Commonwealth census found that of the 279 population, 141 were men, 138 were women and the median average age was 49. A breakdown of resident heritage showed that 28.3% claimed Australian heritage, 28.3 English heritage, 11.9% Scottish, 11% Irish and 5% Italian. However, of those, 89% were born in Australia and 3% in England. The town was founded by Scottish settler Captain John Hepburn who was a colonial squatter in the 1840s. Hepburn held under Government licence about 20,000 acres (80 km²) for his sheep and cattle run which he drove overland from Sydney. He built Smeaton House in 1849 with the assistance of British colonial migrants. Smeaton House itself, remains a large and grand reminder of the power and wealth of the few members of the then ruling squattocracy of colonial pre-gold rush Victoria with its grand servants wings and family accommodation and remains in private hands. Hepburn became a very high-profile figure in the district, promoted gold mines and became a Justice of the Peace before he died in 1860. The death of Capt John Hepburn was published in the Creswick Newspaper and Argus (Age) Newspapers of that period. Smeaton Post Office opened on 21 June 1860 and closed in 1993. Smeaton, in colonial times was once home to 7 hotels, 2 bakeries, 2 banks and various shops. Now only the Smeaton Hotel, known as The Cumberland remains of the shopping area providing locals and travellers alike a cold drink, and a warm meal. The local Primary School which opened in 1861, finally succumbed to dwindling student numbers and closed its doors for the final time at the end of the 2013 school year in December Smeaton is now home to 2 large seed and grain processors, one of which is a very large exporter of value added pulses, grains and seeds and is currently building a new oat mill to process an additional 60,000 tonne of oats a year. A local online newsletter & blog, run by the local community, with information and photos of the town's and more recent events, can be found online.

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Facts and Stats for Smeaton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Smeaton

    Know the pollution level of Smeaton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • Smeaton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Smeaton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Smeaton.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
  • Living in Smeaton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 28.02 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Smeaton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Smeaton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.87 USD

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