Badger Creek, Victoria

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Badger Creek
Victoria
Badger Creek shop.jpg
Badger Creek is located in Melbourne
Badger Creek
Badger Creek
Coordinates 37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°E / -37.685; 145.538Coordinates: 37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°E / -37.685; 145.538
Population 1,922 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3777
Elevation 210 m (689 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Badger Creek:
Coldstream Healesville Healesville
Coldstream Badger Creek Healesville
Gruyere Woori Yallock Don Valley

Badger Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 53 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 census, Badger Creek had a population of 1,922.[1]

Badger Creek is near the Healesville Sanctuary and the former Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, now known as the Coranderrk Bushland.

History[edit]

The creek was named after the wombats in the area which were often called badgers.[2]

Badger Creek was surveyed as a township in 1894, but was not settled to any extent until some time later. The Coranderrk school opened in 1890, being replaced by the Badger Creek school in 1899.[3] The Post Office opened around 1902 as Badger Creek State School, was renamed Badger Creek around 1907 and closed in 1930.[4]

The weir in the Badger Creek reserve was constructed in 1909 and feeds water to the Silvan Reservoir.

See also[edit]

Coranderrk

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Badger Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Lady Wild Life, Common Wombat, archived from the original on 25 July 2008, retrieved 2008-09-01 
  3. ^ Monash University, Australian Places - Badger Creek, archived from the original on 2004-05-11, retrieved 2008-09-01 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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