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)[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) Yan Yean, Mill Park
Federal Division(s) McEwen, Scullin
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]

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 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