Shire of Wellington
The Shire of Wellington is a local government area in Victoria, located in the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 10,989 square kilometres and at the 2016 Census had a population of 43,000, it includes the towns of Heyfield, Maffra, Stratford, Newry and Yarram. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Alberton, Shire of Avon, Shire of Maffra, City of Sale and parts of the Shire of Rosedale; the Shire is administered by the Wellington Shire Council. The Shire is named after a major geographical feature in the region, Lake Wellington, located in the south-east of the LGA; the Council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward. The Council meets in the Council Chambers of the Wellington Centre in the Port of Sale precinct at 70 Foster Street, which houses the Gippsland Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and Sale Library; the council headquarters are located over the road at 18 Desailly Street, the location of the council's administrative activities.
It provides customer services at its service centres in Maffra, Stratford and Yarram. Central Gippsland East Gippsland List of localities Wellington Shire Council official website Metlink local public transport map Link to Land Victoria interactive maps
Wellington, South Australia
Wellington is a township in South Australia, Australia on the Murray River just upstream of where it empties into Lake Alexandrina. Its postcode is 5259. Wellington is in the Rural City of Murray Bridge. At the 2006 census, Wellington had a population of 295; because of its geographical similarities, the first European colonists likened the development potential of the site of Wellington to that of New Orleans. In 1839 the London-based Secondary Towns Association, represented in Adelaide by John Morphett and John Hill, authorised expenditure on the special survey a proposed town to be named Wellington, with prior consent of the Duke of Wellington himself. Despite never having seen the land except on a map, the directors of the Association had great hopes for Wellington becoming an important town; the survey provided for 700 lots in Wellington and 300 lots in Wellington East, as well as rural sections. Messrs Cannan and Henderson carried out the survey in November 1840 and the first lots were sold in July 1841.
Wellington was the original crossing of the River Murray for people and goods travelling overland between Adelaide and Melbourne, until a bridge was built at Murray Bridge in 1879. There is still a free government ferry operating here. In 1852-53 much of the gold escorted by South Australian Police from the Victorian gold rushes crossed the Murray at Wellington. Though the Murray has little flow most of the time, Lake Alexandrina is only a few metres deep, the river at Wellington is about 25 metres deep; the surface is less than one metre above sea level. Once established, Wellington became a busy ferry crossing point for several decades during the 1840s to 1870s. Servicing the local pastoral district, it soon had a school, police station, hotels, but it never prospered beyond township status; the South Australian Government has stated its intention to build a weir at or near Wellington, despite opposition from environmental groups. Under the plan, no water would flow from the Murray into the lower lakes or Coorong during drought or other periods of low flow.
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Wellington, Western Cape
Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of 62,000. Wellington's economy is centered on agriculture such as wine, table grapes, deciduous fruit and a brandy industry; the town is located 75 km north-east of Cape Town, reached by the N1 motorway and R44. Due to the growth of the Mbekweni township south of the town, it now forms a de facto urban unit with Paarl, just 10 km to the south. Wellington now falls under the Drakenstein Local Municipality, which covers Saron and Paarl. Wellington is situated at the foot of the Groenberg on the banks of the Kromme Rivier and forms the center of the Cape Winelands with its picturesque environment and numerous wineries; the town is at the base of one of the oldest mountain passes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass, built by master road-builder Andrew Geddes Bain. The town is the professional rugby team the Boland Kavaliers; the town is an academic centre, with Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the Timothy Ministry Team, Bible Media, Huguenot High School, Weltevrede Senior Secondary School and Bergriver Senior Secondary School all falling within the town.
Known as Limiet Valley, the area became known as Val du Charron or Wagenmakersvallei towards the end of the 17th century when the French Huguenots settled there. After the formal establishment of the town in 1840, the name was changed to Wellington in honour of the Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, renowned soldier and conqueror of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, as suggested by Sir George Napier. Municipality — Wellington was a municipality in its own right from 1873 to 2000. On 18 June 1918, the town council adopted a pseudo-heraldic design as the municipal arms; the shield was blue, contained a landscape scene in a circular border. The shield was supported by each with a golden coronet around its neck; the arms were depicted on a cigarette card issued in 1931. Municipality — On 22 June 1948, the council approved a new coat of arms, designed by Ivan Mitford-Barberton and H. Ellis Tomlinson; this was in response to a Cape Provincial Administration circular calling on municipalities to have their arms checked and, if necessary, re-designed to make them heraldically correct.
The arms were registered at the Bureau of Heraldry in February 1987. The design reflected the town's Huguenot origins: Per chevron Argent and Azure, in chief two hurts, each charged with a fleur-de-lis Or, in base a Huguenot cross, Argent. A blue mural crown was added as a crest; the existing supporters were retained, but were differenced by adding a silver anchor to the coronet. The motto was "Par foi et loyaute". Established in 1886, the James Sedgewick Distillery is located in Wellington, produces the Three Ships range of whiskies, as well as the single grain Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky. Drakenstein Municipality Wellington Tourism Bureau Wellington Web
Fort Wellington, Australia
Fort Wellington was the name of a short-lived British settlement established in 1827 at Raffles Bay, on the northern side of the Cobourg Peninsula of what is now the Northern Territory of Australia, abandoned in 1829. It was the second of a series of four such abortive settlement attempts in Australia's Top End, the first being Fort Dundas on Melville Island, the third Fort Victoria or Victoria Settlement, at Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula, the fourth at Escape Cliffs near the mouth of the Adelaide River. Following unsatisfactory reports of the Fort Dundas settlement, Captain James Stirling was sent from Sydney in May 1827 aboard HMS Success and the Mary Elizabeth to establish a new settlement east of Melville Island. On 18 June 1827 he took formal possession of Raffles Bay where he landed an establishment force, with their supplies, on the eastern shore and named the outpost Fort Wellington; the force comprised Commandant Captain H. G. Smyth and 30 soldiers from the 39th Regiment, 14 marines, a surgeon, storekeeper and 22 convicts.
From the beginning the settlement suffered from diseases such as scurvy, attacks by hostile Aborigines, the logistical problems arising from its isolation. The hoped for trade with the East Indies failed to eventuate. Despite the arrival In September 1828 of Captain Collet Barker as the new Commandant, who established better relations with the local Aborigines, the settlement was abandoned in August 1829. Fort Dundas Port Essington Escape Cliffs
Wellington is a town in the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire and now forms part of the new town of Telford, with which it has become contiguous. The total town population of Wellington was 25,554 in 2011 making it by far the largest of the borough towns and the third largest town in Shropshire when counted independently from Telford. However, the town centre serves a greater area of 60,000, its name is most derived from that of a Saxon settler - Weola - whose farmstead would have been located somewhere in the centre of town near The Green. A church has stood near that site for 1000 years and a priest is mentioned in the Domesday Book; the original churchyard still remains. A new church, designed by George Steuart, was built in 1789. Wellington's first market charter was granted to Giles of Erdington, lord of the manor, is dated 1244 and a market still exists today; the market had an open-sided market hall by 1680 - and much earlier - but this was dismantled c.1805.
In 1841, a market company formed to purchase the market rights from Lord Forester in 1856. Several years in 1848, the company built a town hall with the butter market below, creating a permanent covered home for traders. In 1642 King Charles I stayed overnight'in the environs of' Wellington when on his way from Newport to Shrewsbury to rally support for his cause, while here he made his'Wellington Declaration' in which he said that he would uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, the Liberty of Parliament; the second Shropshire Olympian Games, organised by celebrated Olympic revivalist Dr William Penny Brookes, were held in Wellington in May 1861. To the north-east of the town is the site of Apley Castle a fourteenth-century fortified manor house, the remains of which were converted into a stable block with the building of a grand Georgian house, itself demolished in the 1950s; the surviving stable block retains some medieval features. Dawley New Town was designated by the Government in 1963, was expanded to encompass Wellington in 1968 under the new name of Telford, named for the great engineer and first county surveyor of Shropshire, Thomas Telford.
The creation of Telford has divided opinion in Wellington since, with some celebrating the jobs and investment it brought to the area and others bemoaning the negative impact on Wellington's own economy – as well as its status and sense of identity. The development of Telford Town Centre since the 1970s has hit Wellington's retail centre hard; the local football team had its name changed from Wellington Town to Telford United. Local politics left Wellington in conflict with Wrekin District Council for many years, with claims and counter claims of neglect. In more recent years, the Council has started making heavy investment to make improvements to the town. Chief amongst these has been the redeveloped Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre near the centre of the town, which has brought together the library, town council, swimming pool and gym, along with a new register office. 200 borough council officers are located at the new complex. The area's largest employers are located in nearby areas of Telford, with Wellington itself housing hundreds of small businesses in its shops and small manufacturing units.
A range of nationwide chains have branches in Wellington but over the last thirty years, many have shunned Wellington in favour of premises in Telford Centre. Wellington is one of the area's main centres for pubs and small hotels; the Wrekin, one of Shropshire's most famous landmarks, provides Wellington with a rolling green backdrop to the south-west. Located just two miles from the centre of the town, it brings tens of thousands of walkers and cyclists to Wellington every year. Located in the town's Victorian market hall, Wellington Market operates four days a week and houses over 100 stalls. A Farmers' Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month, bringing together several Shropshire food producers and retailers in the market's historic home of Market Square. A short walk from the centre of the town is Sunnycroft, a Victorian villa and mini-estate now owned and run by the National Trust; the New Buck's Head football stadium, home to A. F. C. Telford United, is in Wellington. Other sporting clubs include the Wellington Cricket Club in the Birmingham League Premier Division, Wrekin Golf Club.
Wellington is home to the Belfrey Theatre an amateur venue run by the Wellington Theatre Company which puts on an annual season of plays and other shows. The area's music and theatre groups host performances throughout the year, there are craft markets at both Belmont Hall and Christ Church. In March, the town marks Charter Day, when the 1244 charter is delivered by a messenger on horseback. A jury convenes in the Market Square to appoint the town crier, ale taster and market clerk for the year ahead. During the summer, around 40 events take place in and around the town, including the historically-inspired Midsummer Fayre, the town carnival and Lions Day at Bowring Park, the Wellington Walking Festival. Sounds in The Square brings live music to the heart of the town across weekends in July and August, various concerts and fetes complete the programme. Autumn kicks off with The Wrekin Barrel Race, when teams race to carry a nine-gallon beer barrel to the top of The Wrekin hill. October sees the arrival of The Wellington Arts Festival, the UK's largest free access festival with a wide range of e
Wellington Parish, New Brunswick
Wellington is a Canadian parish in Kent County, New Brunswick. Its population in the 2011 Census was 3,327. Wellington Parish is defined in the Territorial Division Act as being bounded: South by Dundas Parish. List of parishes in New Brunswick
Duke of Wellington's Regiment
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, forming part of the King's Division. In 1702 Colonel George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon, was authorised to raise a new regiment, which he did in and around the city of Gloucester; as was the custom in those days the regiment was named Huntingdon's Regiment after its Colonel. As Colonel succeeded Colonel the name changed, but in 1751 regiments were given numbers, the regiment was from that time known as the 33rd Regiment of Foot. In 1782 the regiment's title was changed to the 33rd Regiment, thus formalising an association with the West Riding of Yorkshire which then, had been long established; the first Duke of Wellington died in 1852 and in the following year Queen Victoria, in recognition of the regiment's long ties to him, ordered that the regiment's title be changed to the 33rd Regiment. In 1881, following the Childers Reforms, the 33rd was linked with the 76th Regiment of Foot, who shared their depot in Halifax.
The 76th had first been raised in 1745, by Simon Harcourt and disbanded in 1746, re-raised in 1756 disbanded again in 1763, before being raised again in 1777, disbanded in 1784 and re-raised, in 1787, for service in India, by the Honorable East India Company. The two regiments became the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. In 1948 the 1st and 2nd battalions were amalgamated into the 1st Battalion. On 6 June 2006 the'Dukes' were amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Green Howards to form the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Following further mergers, in 2012, the battalion was redesignated as the new 1st Battalion of the regiment. Battalions from the regiment had served in most land conflicts involving British forces since its formation, from the Wars of the Austrian and Spanish successions, through the American war of Independence and various campaigns in India and Africa, the Napoleonic Wars, the Second Boer War and many of the greatest battles of the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919.
During the Second World War, the regiment fought as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France, forming part of the rearguard at Dunkirk. In Korea, the'Dukes' desperate defence of the Hook position halted the last major Chinese attempt to break the United Nations Line before the truce, in July 1953, brought the war to an end. In Cyprus the battalion was successful in Operation Golden Rain, destroying a major EOKA terrorist group operating in the Troodos Mountains in 1956. In 1964 the battalion joined the NATO deterrence in Germany on the front line in the Cold War and from 1971 was engaged in'the Troubles' in Ulster until 1997, they were amongst the first units to cross the border from Kuwait in the 2003 Iraq War. Nine soldiers from the regiment have been awarded the Victoria Cross, Corporal Wayne Mills of the 1st Battalion became the first recipient of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in 1994, whilst serving with the United Nations forces in Bosnia; the Duke of Wellington's Regiment was formed in 1702 as Huntingdon's Regiment.
As regiments at that time took the name of the Colonel taking it over it became:- Henry Leigh's Regiment. It was disbanded on 25 March 1714, but was registered as the 33rd Regiment of Foot in January 1715 and re-raised on 25 March 1715, as George Wade's Regiment. In 1782 Lord Cornwallis, the Colonel of the Regiment, wrote that "The 33rd Regiment of Infantry has always recruited in the West Riding of Yorkshire and has a good interest and the general goodwill of the people in that part of the country:- I should therefore wish not only to be permitted to recruit in that county, but that my Regiment may bear the name of the 33rd or West Yorkshire Regiment". On 31 August 1782 Lord Cornwallis heard that the King had approved of the new title:- 33rd Regiment of Foot. Owing to its links with the Duke of Wellington, the title'The Duke of Wellington's Regiment' was granted to the 33rd Regiment on 18 June 1853, on the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in the year following Wellington's death; the 76th Regiment was raised, by Simon Harcourt as Lord Harcourt's Regiment on 17 November 1745 and disbanded in June 1746.
Following the loss of Menorca, to the French, it was reraised in November 1756 as the 61st Regiment, but renumbered to 76th, by General Order in 1758, again disbanded in 1763. A second battalion raised by that regiment in October 1758, for service in Africa, was renumbered as the 86th Regiment and disbanded in 1763. On 25 December 1777, the 76th was again re-raised, as the 76th Regiment of Foot, by Colonel John MacDonell of Lochgarry, in the West of Scotland and Western Isles, as a Scottish Light Infantry regiment, it was disbanded at Stirling Castle in March 1784. The regiment was again raised for service in India by the Honorable East India Company in 1787. In 1881 the 76th Regiment, which shared the same Depot in Halifax as the 33rd, was linked to the 33rd, under the Childers Reforms, to become the 2nd Battalion. Although retitled as the Halifax Regiment this title only lasted six months until it was changed on 30 June 1881, in a revised appendix to General order 41, to:- The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regimen