Black Hill, Victoria
Corner of Napier and Peel Street. The Post Office is on the left and the Black Hill Hotel on the right.
|• Density||1,222/km2 (3,166/sq mi)|
|Area||1.74 km2 (0.7 sq mi)|
|Location||2 km (1 mi) from Ballarat Central|
|LGA(s)||City of Ballarat|
|State electorate(s)||Ballarat West|
It is bordered to the south and east by the Yarrowee River and to the north by Howitt Street, Walker Street and Boronia/Haimes Road and Reid Street to the west by Havelock and Rowe Streets.
The hill after which it is named, originally named Bowdun by surveyor William Urquhart, is notable for its famous lookout from where most of Ballarat can be seen which is included on the Ballarat Treasures Register.
It is a former mining area and the hill was mined extensively during the Victorian gold rush.
Black Hill was a gold mining and brick making area.
Black Hill Post Office opened on 7 June 1864.
Parks and open space
Black Hill has several large parks and also has a public swimming pool.
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