Strathewen, Victoria

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Strathewen
Victoria
Strathewen is located in Melbourne
Strathewen
Strathewen
Coordinates 37°33′S 145°16′E / 37.550°S 145.267°E / -37.550; 145.267Coordinates: 37°33′S 145°16′E / 37.550°S 145.267°E / -37.550; 145.267
Population 147 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3099[2]
Elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s) Eildon
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.2 °C
68 °F
7.2 °C
45 °F
703 mm
27.7 in
Localities around Strathewen:
Kinglake West Kinglake West Kinglake
Kinglake West Strathewen Kinglake
Arthurs Creek St Andrews St Andrews

Strathewen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2011 Census, Strathewen had a population of 147.

Strathewen is located near the Kinglake National Park. It is an apple and pear producing area and is home to small local vineyards and wineries.

History[edit]

Strathewen Post Office opened on 20 September 1909 and closed in 1964.[3]

The town was substantially destroyed during the Black Saturday bushfires on 7 February 2009, which destroyed the primary school, the old fire station, the community hall, and most of the houses in the area. Twenty-seven of its 200 residents died in the fires.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - the former local government area of which Strathewen was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Strathewen (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Postcode Search". Australia Post. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ Ham, Larissa (9 February 2009). "Strathewen 'like a war zone'". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 

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