Menzies Creek, Victoria

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Menzies Creek
MelbourneVictoria
Menzies Creek is located in Melbourne
Menzies Creek
Menzies Creek
Coordinates 37°55′52″S 145°23′53″E / 37.931°S 145.398°E / -37.931; 145.398Coordinates: 37°55′52″S 145°23′53″E / 37.931°S 145.398°E / -37.931; 145.398
Population 911 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3159
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Monbulk, Gembrook
Federal Division(s) La Trobe
Localities around Menzies Creek:
Kallista The Patch Kallista
Selby Menzies Creek Clematis
Belgrave South Cardinia Reservoir Clematis

Menzies Creek is a township in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 42 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Yarra Ranges Shire Council. At the 2011 Census, Menzies Creek had a population of 911.[1]

Menzies' Creek Post Office opened on 2 May 1887 and closed in 1980.[2]

Menzies Creek railway station opened on 18 December 1900 with the opening of the Gembrook line. The station name was changed to Aura on 5 December 1904—while the Post Office remained Menzies Creek—but reverted to Menzies Creek on 4 July 1947.

The area is named after James Menzies, a gold digger in the 1860s, who worked the area for many years and is believed to be buried locally. [3]

Schools[edit]

Menzies Creek Primary School is a small school with a distinctive community focus.

See also[edit]

Menzies Creek railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Menzies Creek". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Story Of The Dandenongs", Helen Coulson, 1959