Bolinda, Victoria

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Bolinda
Victoria
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The Bolinda community hall
Bolinda is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Bolinda
Bolinda
Coordinates 37°26′S 144°45′E / 37.433°S 144.750°E / -37.433; 144.750Coordinates: 37°26′S 144°45′E / 37.433°S 144.750°E / -37.433; 144.750
Postcode(s) 3432
Elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Bolinda:
Kerrie Monegeetta Springfield
Riddells Creek Bolinda Darraweit Guim
Riddells Creek Clarkefield Clarkefield

Bolinda /bəˈlɪndə/ is a small town and locality north of Melbourne, Australia on the Melbourne-Lancefield Road. It is 6 km. south of Romsey, within the Shire of Macedon Ranges.

John Brock, one of the first British settlers in the Bolinda district, named his station Bullando Vale.[1] However, it is not clear whether this is connected in any way to the present name.

Bolinda Post Office opened on 12 June 1879 and closed in 1980.[2]

The community today is centred on the primary school (established 1870), community hall and recreation reserve.

Bolinda was an intermediate stopping point on the Clarkefield-Lancefield railway which operated between 1881 and 1956.

The Bolinda Bridge, between Bolinda and Clarkefield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Peter; Alan Jackson; Carol Moore; Gavin Smith (2004). Romsey: A Veritable Garden of Eden. Romsey: West Bourke Books Inc. ISBN 0-646-43570-1. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.