Burke Road, Melbourne

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Burke Road
Burke Road, looking north from Camberwell Junction
General information
Type Road
Length 12 km (7.5 mi)
Major junctions
North end Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East, Melbourne
South end Princes Highway, Caulfield, Melbourne
Major suburbs Kew East, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Malvern East

Burke Road is a major north-south thoroughfare in Melbourne, Australia. It runs from Ivanhoe to Caulfield and includes the major shopping district at Camberwell. Burke Road was originally known as Boundary, West Boundary or New Cross Road.[1]

The road is aligned with the western boundary of Elgar's Special Survey,[2] and does not conform to the 1 mile (1.6 km) interval cadastral survey grid for Melbourne.

Tram route 72 runs along the road between Malvern and Cotham roads.

See also[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Unknown Author. "Burke Road and Camberwell Junction - Historic Area | National Trust of Australia (Victoria)", National Trust of Australia - Victoria, 2004-09-27. Retrieved on 2009-07-18
  2. ^ Lay, Maxwell (2003), Melbourne Miles: The Story of Melbourne's Roads, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, ISBN 1-74097-019-5 

Coordinates: 37°49′40″S 145°3′27″E / 37.82778°S 145.05750°E / -37.82778; 145.05750