Allestree, Victoria

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Allestree
Victoria
Allestree is located in Shire of Glenelg
Allestree
Allestree
Coordinates 38°17′S 141°39′E / 38.283°S 141.650°E / -38.283; 141.650Coordinates: 38°17′S 141°39′E / 38.283°S 141.650°E / -38.283; 141.650
Population 316 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3305
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Glenelg
State electorate(s) South-West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Allestree /ˈæləztri/ is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located along the Princes Highway, north-east of Portland. At the 2006 census, Allestree and the surrounding area had a population of 316.[1]

Allestree is named after Allestree in Derbyshire, England.[2] Allestree Post Office opened on 9 August 1907 (replacing nearby Bolwarra) and closed in 1971.[3]

Within the locality of Allestree is the Convincing Ground where a massacre of aborigines is alleged to have taken place in around 1833.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Allestree (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Bygone Derbyshire, Allestree, retrieved 2008-12-03 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11