Wesburn, Victoria

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Wesburn
Victoria
Wesburn Victoria.JPG
The Warburton Highway passing through Wesburn on its way to Melbourne. The Sam Knott Hotel can be seen to the left.
Wesburn is located in Melbourne
Wesburn
Wesburn
Coordinates 37°46′01″S 145°38′49″E / 37.767°S 145.647°E / -37.767; 145.647Coordinates: 37°46′01″S 145°38′49″E / 37.767°S 145.647°E / -37.767; 145.647
Population 1,178 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3799
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Wesburn:
Don Valley Millgrove Warburton
Don Valley Wesburn Warburton
Yarra Junction Gladysdale Warburton

Wesburn is a town in Victoria, Australia, 62 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 census, Wesburn had a population of 1,178.[1] Predominantly rural in nature, the township has a narrow ribbon of residential dwellings along and branching off the Warburton Highway.

The name Wesburn is derived from its original name of West Warburton. Warburton West Post Office opened on 7 February 1893, was renamed Wesburn in 1925 and closed in 1993.[2] Wesburn was also served by a railway station on the former Warburton railway line until closure in 1965. Today the former railway line has been transformed into a walking and cycling path called the Warburton Trail.

Wesburn Primary School opened in 1904 after relocation of the building from Millgrove.[3] The school has a current enrolment of around 100 and is a participant in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.[4]

The Wesburn Recreation Reserve hosts junior football and netball teams. The township is also serviced by a pub and a number of small shops. Public transport is provided by bus route from Warburton to Chirnside Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wesburn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 1 April 2009 
  3. ^ Wesburn Primary School History
  4. ^ http://www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/

External links[edit]

Media related to Wesburn at Wikimedia Commons