Hawthorn East, Victoria

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Hawthorn East
MelbourneVictoria
Hawthorn East is located in Melbourne
Hawthorn East
Hawthorn East
Coordinates 37°49′52″S 145°03′00″E / 37.831°S 145.050°E / -37.831; 145.050Coordinates: 37°49′52″S 145°03′00″E / 37.831°S 145.050°E / -37.831; 145.050
Population 13,101 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,450/km2 (8,930/sq mi)
Established 1880s
Postcode(s) 3123
Area 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) SE of Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Boroondara
State electorate(s) Hawthorn
Federal Division(s) Kooyong
Suburbs around Hawthorn East:
Kew Kew Canterbury
Hawthorn Hawthorn East Camberwell
Malvern Glen Iris Glen Iris

Hawthorn East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Hawthorn East had a population of 13,101.

The suburb is roughly bounded by Barkers Road to the north, Burke Road to the east, Toorak Road and the Monash Freeway to the south and Auburn Road to the west.

History[edit]

Hawthorn East was originally established in the 1880s and many of the historical buildings and houses are still well-preserved. It is located in the local government area of the City of Boroondara and is between two shopping strips, located on Glenferrie Road and Burke Road.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Fritsch Holzer Park is a large open space, popular for recreational activities and named after Augustus Fritsch and the Holzer brothers, who formed the Upper Hawthorn Brick Company on this site in 1883. The former Hawthorn Council purchased the site in 1972 and used it as a landfill site until 1986, then a temporary waste transfer station until 1989. In 1995 a project was launched to reconstruct this area into a park.[3] Anderson Park is another significant park in the area and offers panoramic views of the Melbourne CBD.[4] Other parks of note include Cato Park (part of the original property of Frederick Cato) and Victoria Road Reserve.

The former head office of Coles Myer (opened in 1987[5] on the site of the former Toorak Drive-In Theatre), now corporate office of Wesfarmers Coles division, is located in the south-east corner of the suburb.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools within Hawthorn East include Alia College, Auburn Primary School, Auburn South Primary School, Bialik College and Hawthorn Secondary College. Auburn Primary School was established in 1889.

Public transport[edit]

Hawthorn East is served by the following routes:

Tram routes[edit]

Train routes[edit]

See also[edit]

  • City of Hawthorn - the former local government area of which Hawthorn East was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawthorn East (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  2. ^ National Centre for Australian Studies (Monash University) (January 1999). "Australian Places - Hawthorn East". Archived from the original on 2004-05-11. Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Fritsch Holzer Park". City of Boroondara. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Anderson Park". City of Boroondara. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  5. ^ "MPS go on display in new Coles Myer building". The Age, Melbourne. 1987-09-30.