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Framlingham is a rural township located by the Hopkins River in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, about 20 km north-east of the coastal city of Warrnambool (estimated population 35,000). With settlement beginning in the 1840s, the following decades saw a general store, post office, hotel, school and Presbyterian church established in Framlingham as increasing numbers of graziers and dairy farmers took up runs the area. According to the 2016 census, the township has a population of 157, and it currently boasts a hall and a public reserve replete with tennis court and modern barbecue facilities, together with a fire station which was opened in 2015. The school, established in 1872, was closed in 1993. The Framlingham Aboriginal reserve was established by the Board for the Protection of Aborigines between Purnim and the township of Framlingham in 1861. It was located beside the Hopkins River in the territory of the semi-nomadic Kirrae Wuurong (Blood Tip Tribe) people, not far from the boundary with the Gunditjmara. The reserve operated until 1916, with the Aboriginal community continuing to the present.