As the largest town in the Wimmera, Horsham, 270 km north-west of Melbourne, has been the largest town in the Wimmera since the 1880s. A Lutheran stronghold, it retains most of its late nineteenth and early twentieth century churches and its 1939 Art Deco Town Hall. Its base hospital, TAFE, regional art gallery, aquatic centre, and extensive retailing service the livestock and grain industries of the Wimmera, where most other towns are small, and often in decline.


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