Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

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Kangaroo Ground
Victoria
KangarooGroundGeneralStore.JPG
General store
Population 1,015 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3097
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s) Yan Yean
Federal Division(s) Jagajaga
Suburbs around Kangaroo Ground:
Wattle Glen Panton Hill Christmas Hills
Diamond Creek Kangaroo Ground Watsons Creek
Research Warrandyte North Wonga Park

Kangaroo Ground is a town in Victoria, Australia, 26 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2011 Census, Kangaroo Ground had a population of 1,015.

History[edit]

Kangaroo Ground Post Office opened on 4 October 1854.[2]

Today[edit]

Kangaroo Ground contains the Kangaroo Ground Primary School, a tennis club, a general store, post office, a pony club, a fire station and Wellers Restaurant. Its post office is reputed to be the only one in Australia which is also a winery.[citation needed]

The Memorial Tower in the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park is one of the highest places in Melbourne. Originally built as a World War I memorial, it is presently used to monitor bushfires during the bushfire season. The grounds around the tower feature a pine sapling planted on 11 November 2005; it was taken from the original Lone Pine growing on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - the former local government area of which Kangaroo Ground was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kangaroo Ground (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

Coordinates: 37°41′10″S 145°12′58″E / 37.686°S 145.216°E / -37.686; 145.216