Bell Post Hill, Victoria

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Bell Post Hill
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]
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:


  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.

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