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Peterborough is a small town on the historic Great Ocean Road in Victoriamarker, Australia, about 3 hours drive from Melbournemarker. It was supposedly founded when the schooner SS Schomberg was wrecked in the middle of the 19th century, though not sufficiently populated to justify a Post Office until April 10, 1890. It became a fishing village that is now a popular holiday destination. At the 2006 census, Peterborough had a population of 178.

Situated near The Twelve Apostlesmarker, London Arch and other notable natural land formations, Peterborough is perhaps best known for its part of the Shipwreck Coast. Many ships have been wrecked in the vicinity, due to limestone cliffs eroding away and leaving many patches of harder rock concealed just under the waves quite a distance out to sea, and this erosion is ongoing, as shown by London Bridge collapsing in the early nineties to form London Arch.

One of the most famous wrecks was the Falls of Halladale which was wrecked in 1908 in thick fog, and became a tourist attraction for the next few years as it remained on the reef it was stuck on.

Peterborough has two public tennis courts and beaches.

Golfers play at the 9 hole course of the Peterborough Golf Club on Schomberg Road.

Image:Flaxmans Hill, Victoria.JPG|Flaxmans Hill, located 13 kilometres from Peterborough within the Bay of Islands Coastal Park


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