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    'Granite rocks, near Anakies', 24 March 1864, by Calvert, Samuel, courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

Anakie, VIC

Alternative Names
  • Anaki Hills
  • Anaki Anaki

Anakie is a small rural town located 35 kilometres north-west of Geelong. It is believed its name was derived from the Aboriginal words ‘Anakie Youang’, meaning ‘little hill’. From 1842, the district located south of the Anakie Hills was occupied by Frederick Griffin’s pastoral run. In the early 1850s, some of Griffin’s land on the Anakie Creek was subdivided and sold to become the township.

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Blake, L., Place names in Victoria, Rigby, Melbourne, 1977. Details

See also

Geelong, VIC