Mordialloc, Victoria

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Mordialloc
MelbourneVictoria
Mordialloc Creek Victoria.jpg
Mordialloc Creek
Mordialloc is located in Melbourne
Mordialloc
Mordialloc
Coordinates 37°59′56″S 145°05′31″E / 37.999°S 145.092°E / -37.999; 145.092Coordinates: 37°59′56″S 145°05′31″E / 37.999°S 145.092°E / -37.999; 145.092
Population 7,537 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,713/km2 (4,440/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3195
Area 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location 25 km (16 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Kingston
State electorate(s) Mordialloc
Federal Division(s) Isaacs
Suburbs around Mordialloc:
Parkdale Moorabbin Airport Dingley Village
Port Phillip Mordialloc Braeside
Port Phillip Aspendale Aspendale Gardens

Mordialloc is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2011 census, Mordialloc had a population of 7,537.

History[edit]

The name is derived from the term moordy yallock which originated from the Aboriginal language Boonwurrung, which is listed in some sources as meaning muddy creek,[2] and in others as "little sea."[3]

Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17 October 1863. In 1995 it was renamed Braeside Business Centre, and a new Mordialloc office opened near the railway station.[4]

Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Home to Pompei's boat works, Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. Many classic boats line the walls of the creek.

Transport[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Mordialloc College - Mordialloc[5]
  • Mordialloc Beach Primary School - Mordialloc[6]
  • St Brigids Mordialloc[7]

Sport[edit]

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Southern Football League.[8]

Golfers play at the course of the Woodlands Golf Club on White Street, Mordialloc.[9]

The Epsom Park Horse Racing track was situated in Mordialloc. Now a housing estate, in its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century it was one of Victoria's premier race tracks. Later in life it became a training track before being eventually closed in the 1980s. In 2008, Doug Denyer Reserve, situated in Epsom Park hosted it first ever cricket season with Mordialloc Redbacks being the home team, Redbacks being a part of the Mordialloc Cricket Club. The Redbacks first Junior Head Coach at Epsom Park was David Beckett.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mordialloc (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3 , cited in Bird (2006)
  3. ^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ mcsc.vic.edu.au
  6. ^ mordiallocps.vic.edu.au
  7. ^ sbmord.catholic.edu.au
  8. ^ Full Point Footy, Southern Football League, retrieved 2008-10-21 
  9. ^ Golf Select, Woodlands, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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