Boneo, Victoria

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Boneo
Victoria
Boneo is located in Melbourne
Boneo
Boneo
Coordinates 38°24′47″S 144°53′17″E / 38.413°S 144.888°E / -38.413; 144.888Coordinates: 38°24′47″S 144°53′17″E / 38.413°S 144.888°E / -38.413; 144.888
Population 388 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3939
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s) Nepean
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Localities around Boneo:
Rosebud West Rosebud Main Ridge
Fingal Boneo Flinders
Cape Schanck Flinders

Boneo is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

History[edit]

Boneo Post Office first opened on 1 July 1874 and closed in 1877. It reopened in 1902 and apart for a short recess was open until 1951.[2]

Today[edit]

It is dominated by the Boneo Flats, where market gardens and pastures are located. It contains a recreation reserve, community hall and primary school.[3][4] A market also operates on the third Saturday of every month.

The eastern part of the locality, alongside Main Creek, is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park called Greens Bush, a native bushland area first set aside for conservation in 1974 and supporting the largest population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the Mornington Peninsula. Several walking tracks provide access to the area.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boneo (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Shire of Mornington Peninsula. "Townships - Boneo". Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  4. ^ Map 253-254, Melway street directory (28th ed., 2001)
  5. ^ Parks Victoria. "Mornington Peninsula National Park". Retrieved 2006-11-27. 

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