Woodend North, Victoria

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Woodend North
Victoria
Woodend North State School.JPG
The former Woodend North State School
Woodend North is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Woodend North
Woodend North
Coordinates 37°19′S 144°32′E / 37.317°S 144.533°E / -37.317; 144.533Coordinates: 37°19′S 144°32′E / 37.317°S 144.533°E / -37.317; 144.533
Population 313 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3442
Elevation 550 m (1,804 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Woodend North:
Carlsruhe Cadello Cobaw
Tylden Woodend North Newham and Hanging Rock
Ashbourne Woodend Mount Macedon

Woodend North (traditionally North Woodend) is a locality 4 km north of Woodend, Victoria in the Shire of Macedon Ranges in central Victoria, Australia. Formerly a distinct locality, Woodend North has effectively become the northern extension of the township of Woodend. The locality is now a mainly residential and agricultural area, with some light secondary industrial sites. At the 2006 census, Woodend North had a population of 313.[1]

Former Springfield Hotel

History[edit]

Woodend North was originally known as Springfield, supposedly in reference to natural springs in the area.[2] The name seems to have been changed due to postal confusion with another Springfield office near Romsey.

The settlement formerly consisted of the Post Office, State School, a general store, a blacksmith, and Patterson's (flour) Mill,[2] all of which are now closed. Further, Woodend North featured three licenced hotels, the Springfield, Highland Chief and Dalhousie.[2] The Post Office opened as Springfield on 11 November 1862, was renamed Woodend North on 8 September 1884, and closed on 31 January 1958.[3] The former Woodend North State School remains standing as a privately owned residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Woodend North (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Barned, Betty Jean (1985). Woodend on the Five Mile Creek. Woodend, Victoria: B. J. Barned. pp. 42–44. ISBN 1-86252-255-3. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2010-05-11