Whittington, Victoria

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Whittington
GeelongVictoria
Whittington is located in City of Greater Geelong
Whittington
Whittington
Coordinates 38°11′S 144°23′E / 38.18°S 144.39°E / -38.18; 144.39Coordinates: 38°11′S 144°23′E / 38.18°S 144.39°E / -38.18; 144.39
Population 4,056 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3219
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Bellarine
Federal Division(s) Corio
Suburbs around Whittington:
Thomson Newcomb Moolap
Thomson Whittington Moolap
Breakwater St Albans Park Moolap

Whittington is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located 4 km south-east of the city centre. It is bordered by Boundary, Townsend and Coppards roads and by the former Geelong to Queenscliff railway line now known as the Bellarine Rail Trail.[2]

A large part of Whittington is laid out in cul-de-sacs and courts to inhibit traffic and to help create numerous neighbourhood reserves. Whittington contains a shopping centre, a community centre, recreation reserves and the Whittington Primary School.

History[edit]

The area of Whittington was originally part of Breakwater, and was named after an early land owner, James Whittington, during the 1920s.[3] A Post Office of that name had been open since 1914 [4]

Notable people[edit]

Lee Troop - Olympic marathon runner

Education[edit]

Whittington Primary School is a small Primary School located in Whittington, Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Whittington (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Whittington, Victoria at Australian Place names gazette
  3. ^ The History of Whittington / St Albans
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11