Menzies Creek, Victoria

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Menzies Creek
MelbourneVictoria
Menzies Creek is located in Melbourne
Menzies Creek
Menzies Creek
Coordinates37°55′52″S 145°23′53″E / 37.931°S 145.398°E / -37.931; 145.398Coordinates: 37°55′52″S 145°23′53″E / 37.931°S 145.398°E / -37.931; 145.398
Population998 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3159
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Monbulk, Gembrook
Federal Division(s)La Trobe
Localities around Menzies Creek:
Kallista The Patch Kallista
Selby Menzies Creek Clematis
Belgrave South Cardinia Reservoir Clematis

Menzies Creek is a township in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 42 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shires of Cardinia and Yarra Ranges local government areas. Menzies Creek recorded a population of 998 at the 2016 Census.

Menzies' Creek Post Office opened on 2 May 1887 and closed in 1980.[2]

Menzies Creek railway station opened on 18 December 1900 with the opening of the Gembrook line. The station name was changed to Aura on 5 December 1904—while the Post Office remained Menzies Creek—but reverted to Menzies Creek on 4 July 1947.

The area is named after James Menzies, a gold digger in the 1860s, who worked the area for many years and is believed to be buried locally.[3]

Schools[edit]

Menzies Creek Primary School is a small school with a distinctive community focus.

Reserves[edit]

Menzies Creek Reserve, with two soccer pitches in winter (Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club) and a cricket oval in summer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Menzies Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ "Story Of The Dandenongs", Helen Coulson, 1959. It is a town noted for its scenic beauty, surrounded by rolling hills of pastureland and shady valleys predominated by the local Soft Tree Fern. One of the more famous residents is the colorful and world's first transgender magician, Phil Ruck (known as the first entertainer to be able to swallow their own arm all the way to the elbow). The creek that runs through town was the site of an alluvial gold mining operation from 1872–1879, and also harbours a well-studied population of mathius mealings crustaceans.