Kilmore East, Victoria

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Kilmore East
The former Kilmore East Hotel, opposite the train station
Kilmore East is located in Shire of Mitchell
Kilmore East
Kilmore East
Coordinates37°18′S 144°59′E / 37.300°S 144.983°E / -37.300; 144.983Coordinates: 37°18′S 144°59′E / 37.300°S 144.983°E / -37.300; 144.983
Population353 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mitchell
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Kilmore East:
Moranding Broadford Sunday Creek
Kilmore Kilmore East Clonbinane
Kilmore Kilmore Clonbinane

Kilmore East is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria, 90 kilometres north of Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Kilmore East had a population of 353.[1]

Kilmore East railway and telegraph station was established in 1872 to serve Kilmore.[3]

The Post Office at Kilmore East opened on 1 September 1872 as Gavan Duffy, named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy the Premier of Victoria until June of that year. It was renamed Kilmore East two months later and closed in 1976. Gavan Street and Duffy Street are reminders of the original township name.[4]

In 1976, a bluestone quarry was developed 3 km to the north of the station.[3]

A hilltop above Saunders Road was identified as the starting point of a major bushfire on 7 February 2009 that devastated many localities to the south-east including Wandong and Kinglake.[5] An investigation put some of the blame on a recloser that tried to restore power to a "dangling" power line.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kilmore East (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Location:Kilmore East Victoria". Postcode Search. Australia Post. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  3. ^ a b Waugh, Andrew. "Kilmore East" (PDF). Victorian Signalling Histories No 46, Version 1.0 (July 2002). Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  5. ^ "Hill paddock is pinpointed as area where fire started". Herald Sun. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Power-line restart device scrutinized". San Francisco Chronicle. November 2, 2017. p. A10.