Ascot Vale, Victoria
Tram in Union Road, Ascot Vale
|Population||13,475 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,550/km2 (9,180/sq mi)|
|Area||3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Moonee Valley|
Ascot Vale is bounded in the west by the Maribyrnong River, in the north by Maribyrnong and Ormond Roads, in the east by the Moonee Ponds Creek, and in the south by Lyons Road, Epsom Road to the railway line thence generally north-east to Moonee Ponds Creek.
Ascot Vale railway station is located off Station Avenue on its east side and on The Crescent on its west side. It is on the Craigieburn railway line, part of the Melbourne suburban rail system. Trains take 10 minutes to get to the City Loop from Ascot Vale.
Ascot Vale West Post Office opened on 1 January 1888 and was renamed Ascot Vale around 1893. An Ascot Vale East office was open from 1914 until 1979.
The Temperance Township Estate in Ascot Vale, bounded by Union, Maribyrnong and Epsom Roads, was established with a caveat on each title preventing the distilling, brewing, or the serving of alcoholic beverages, but hotels were soon built at the outside corners of the settlement.
A major landmark in the suburb is the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, which has special events such as the annual Royal Melbourne Show. The Showgrounds are adjacent to the Flemington Racecourse which is in neighbouring Flemington.
Golfers play at the course of the Riverside Golf Club on Newsom Street.
People of Interest
- City of Essendon - A former Local Government Area which Ascot Vale was a part of.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ascot Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
- Golf Select, Riverside, retrieved 11 May 2009
- Austin, K. A. (1974). "Peck, John Murray (1830–1903)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 2015-03-30.