Merton, Victoria

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Merton
Victoria
MertonMemorialHall.JPG
Memorial hall
Merton is located in Shire of Mansfield
Merton
Merton
Coordinates 36°59′S 145°43′E / 36.983°S 145.717°E / -36.983; 145.717Coordinates: 36°59′S 145°43′E / 36.983°S 145.717°E / -36.983; 145.717
Population 302 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3715
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mansfield
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Indi

Merton is a small town on the Maroondah Highway in north-east Victoria, west of Bonnie Doon. At the 2011 census, Merton had a population of 302.[1]

Merton Post Office opened on 1 July 1858.[2]

The railway to Mansfield arrived in the town from Tallarook in 1890, and closed on November 18, 1978.[3] The last passenger service was on May 28, 1977.[4]

Merton has a picnic horse racing club, the Merton Amateur Turf Club (established in 1865), which holds its one race meeting a year with the Merton Cup on New Years Day.[5]

Merton Memorial Hall was opened on 20 June 1923, under the official title of Merton Mechanics' Institute. Its name was changed to the current one in 1944. [6]

References[edit]

Media related to Merton, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Merton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)): pages 71–76. 
  4. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail (Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division)): pages 77–82. 
  5. ^ "Merton Amateur Turf Club". Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Landcare, Merton (November 2013). Merton A History. Merton: Merton Landcare. p. 88-93. ISBN 978-0-646-90980-6.