South Morang, Victoria

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South Morang
MelbourneVictoria
South Morang is located in Melbourne
South Morang
South Morang
Coordinates 37°38′S 145°05′E / 37.633°S 145.083°E / -37.633; 145.083Coordinates: 37°38′S 145°05′E / 37.633°S 145.083°E / -37.633; 145.083
Population 20,873 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,538/km2 (9,160/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3752
Area 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Location 27 km (17 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Whittlesea
State electorate(s) Mill Park
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around South Morang:
Wollert Mernda Doreen
Epping South Morang Yarrambat
Lalor Mill Park Plenty

South Morang is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2011 Census, South Morang had a population of 20,873.

Originally known as Morang South,[2] South Morang grew from a country area on the outskirts of Melbourne in the late 1990s/early 2000s to a suburban area with new estates being developed.

History[edit]

Morang South Post Office opened on 24 November 1873. The post office has now moved to Westfield Plenty Valley.[3]

The old South Morang railway station served the Whittlesea steam railway line until the 1950's. It was further north than the current station.

Today[edit]

South Morang's ethnically diverse surrounding suburbs (such as Mill Park and Epping) have added to its ethnic diversity as residents of those suburbs move to South Morang. 84% of residents are Australian born but are associated with the following ethnic groups: Italian, Greek, Maltese, Macedonian, British and New Zealander.

South Morang is also home to two sites of historical and cultural significance: Farm Vigano[4] and Le Page Homestead[5] at Plenty Gorge Park[6]

The Lakes South Morang P-9 School opened in 2007.

The South Morang railway station, the terminus of the South Morang railway line, opened on 22 April 2012.

Sport[edit]

South Morang Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Northern Football League and are based at Mill Park Lakes.[7] Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray played football for South Morang after his retirement from the AFL.[8]

It is also home to the Northern District Softball Association with multiple clubs playing at its site in Mill Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "South Morang (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Places - Morang South
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  4. ^ Farm Vigano at The Mint Inc
  5. ^ Le Page Homestead
  6. ^ Plenty Gorge Park
  7. ^ Full Points Footy, Northern Football League, retrieved 15 April 2009 
  8. ^ Footy Pulse, Community Club & Volunteer of the Week, retrieved 31 August 2009