Bell Post Hill, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Bell Post Hill
GeelongVictoria
Morongo Geelong.jpg
Morongo College, 1863
Bell Post Hill is located in City of Greater Geelong
Bell Post Hill
Bell Post Hill
Coordinates38°06′00″S 144°19′41″E / 38.100°S 144.328°E / -38.100; 144.328Coordinates: 38°06′00″S 144°19′41″E / 38.100°S 144.328°E / -38.100; 144.328
Population4,919 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3215
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Lara
Federal Division(s)Corio
Suburbs around Bell Post Hill:
Moorabool Lovely Banks Norlane
Batesford Bell Post Hill Bell Park
Batesford Hamlyn Heights Bell Park

Bell Post Hill is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The origin of the suburb's name is thought to be from a lookout or warning bell on a post or forked tree situated on the hill overlooking Corio Bay and the Moorabool river known as Morongo estate. [2] The first recorded use of this bell was 1837 during a conflict with the local Aborigines.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Geelong & District Football League.

Schools in Bell Post Hill[edit]

Heritage listed sites[edit]

Bell Post Hill contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bell Post Hill (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "MORONGO ESTATE, GEELONG". Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946). 1924-12-27. p. 4. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "Morongo (H1138)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Cowies Creek Rail Bridge No 1 (H2240)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 3 July 2014.

External links[edit]