Bakery Hill, Victoria

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Bakery Hill
BallaratVictoria
Ballarat burrumbeet road bakery hill victoria.jpg
Ballarat Burrumbeet Road looking north east toward Bakery Hill Junction.
Bakery Hill is located in City of Ballarat
Bakery Hill
Bakery Hill
Coordinates 37°33′47″S 143°51′58″E / 37.563°S 143.866°E / -37.563; 143.866Coordinates: 37°33′47″S 143°51′58″E / 37.563°S 143.866°E / -37.563; 143.866
Population 173 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 692/km2 (1,790/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3350
Area 0.25 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location 0.5 km (0 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Suburbs around Bakery Hill:
Ballarat East Ballarat East Ballarat East
Ballarat Central Bakery Hill Ballarat East
Golden Point Golden Point Ballarat East

Bakery Hill is an inner city suburb of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. It is the smallest suburb in the city of Ballarat in terms of both area and population, which at the 2011 census was just 173 people.[1]

The boundary of Bakery Hill is Peel Street to the west; Mair Street to the north; East Street to the east and Steinfield Street to the south. It was officially gazetted from Ballarat in 1992.

It is a primarily commercial area, including a portion of the eastern CBD with a restaurant precinct of Bridge Mall and key commercial precincts around Main Road, Peel Street and Mair Street as well as accommodation businesses and around 70 homes, mostly miners cottages in the surrounding streets.

Swearing Allegiance to the Southern Cross on 1 December 1854 on Bakery Hill — watercolour by Charles Doudiet

The suburb is situated around and named after the hill of the same name which in turn was named due to the location of the early settlement's main bakery.

Bakery Hill is one of the most historic places in Ballarat and important culturally to the city. It is the place of the meeting before the Eureka Stockade where insurgents swore the Eureka oath - their allegiance to the Southern Cross on 1 December 1854. It was also one of the richest mining leads in Australia, the place of discovery of the Welcome Nugget on 9 June 1858.

The Bakery Hill Secondary College, located on East Street, was closed in the 1990s during the Kennett era rationalisation of the education system and is now an antiques centre. The suburb has a kindergarten.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bakery Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

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