Drumcondra, Victoria

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Drumcondra
GeelongVictoria
Drumcondra geelong.jpg
The Esplanade, Drumcondra in 1927. A railway turntable on the Geelong to Melbourne railway line is visible in the background, but the roundhouse has been removed.
Drumcondra is located in City of Greater Geelong
Drumcondra
Drumcondra
Coordinates 38°07′55″S 144°21′14″E / 38.132°S 144.354°E / -38.132; 144.354Coordinates: 38°07′55″S 144°21′14″E / 38.132°S 144.354°E / -38.132; 144.354
Population 614 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3215
Area 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Lara
Federal Division(s) Corio
Suburbs around Drumcondra:
North Geelong Rippleside Corio Bay
North Geelong Drumcondra Corio Bay
Geelong West Geelong CBD Corio Bay

Drumcondra is a wealthy residential bayside suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, overlooking Corio Bay. It is the smallest suburb in Geelong and one of the smallest in Victoria. It was named after Drumcondra in Ireland. At the 2011 census, Drumcondra had a population of 614.[1]

Its boundaries are the Melbourne Road, Glenleith Avenue, The Esplanade and Bell Parade. It is classified as a "block" with its main road being Beach Parade, with only 9 streets in total and around 200 houses. Some of Geelong's most-prized and valuable real estate is located along here.[2]

The area was established with the first house built on the site of 5 Glenleith Avenue in April 1912. The houses then were continued to be built on that street in that year, making 2012 their 100th year anniversary.

The mansion Lunan House is located in the suburb, built of Barrabool sandstone for wool merchant James Strahan in 1849. In later years it became a teachers college, before being converted back to a private house. The house is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Drumcondra (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Drumcondra". City of Greater Geelong. www.geelongcity.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Lunan House (H0673)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2014-03-26.

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