Smiths Gully, Victoria

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Smiths Gully
Victoria
Smiths Gully General Store.jpg
The general store
Population369 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3760
Elevation191 m (627 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Suburbs around Smiths Gully:
St Andrews St Andrews Christmas Hills
Panton Hill Smiths Gully Christmas Hills
Panton Hill Christmas Hills Christmas Hills

Smiths Gully is a town in Victoria, Australia, 35 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Smiths Gully had a population of 369.[1]

Smith Gully Road Post Office opened in 1902, was renamed Smith Gully in 1964 and Smiths Gully later that year.[2] The Post Office continues to operate at the general store on the Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Road.[3]

Primary schools operated in Smiths Gully during 1867-84 and in 1886.[3]

The 1860s Queenstown Cemetery[4] is a rare example of a private burial ground established by district's early settlers and is also a resting place of several prominent local citizens. The Cemetery is 1 km east of the Smiths Gully Store.

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - Smiths Gully was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Smiths Gully (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 12 April 2021
  3. ^ a b "Smiths Gully". Victorian Places. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Queenstown Cemetery". Victorian Heritage Database. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

Coordinates: 37°37′08″S 145°15′22″E / 37.619°S 145.256°E / -37.619; 145.256